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naval officer.

Stewart Allan Manahan, American naval officer. Awarded Legion of Merit, Victory medal, Navy Expeditionary medal, Defense medal, American Area medal; Order of Leopold (Belgium); Grand Officer, Order of Vasco Nuñez De Balboa (Panama); Commander Order of the Southern Cross (Brazil).


Manahan, Stewart Allan was born on March 1, 1887 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Frank James and Julia May (Pinkney) Manahan.


Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1909.


1 daughter, Alice Herbert. Commissioned ensign, United States Navy, 1911, and advanced through grades to commodore, 1945. Service on naval vessels, Nebraska, Celtic, Flusser, Tonopah, Severn (commanding 1913-1915), Arkansas, Connecticut, Lenape (Executive officer), and Drayton, 1909-1919.

Stationed at Navy Yard, Charleston, South Carolina., 1915-1917. Fleet radio officer and aide on staff of Admiral Hugh Rodman, Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet, 1919-1921. With radio div., bureau of Engineering, Navy Department, Washington, District of Columbia, 1921-1923, 1928-1929 and 1931-1933.

In command destroyers Parrott, 1923-1925, Humphreys, 1929-1930. Asiatic communication officer and member Philippines Radio Board, 1925-1927. First lieutenant cruiser San Francisco, 1933-1934.

Executive officer light cruiser Marblehead, 1934-1936. Sub-chief and secretary, United States Naval Mission to Brazil, 1936-1938. Commander cruiser Memphis, 1939-1940.

Marine superintendent, Panama Canal, 1940-1946.


Clubs: Army and Navy, Army and Navy Country (Washington).


Married Alice Herbert McCauley, October 25, 1916.

Frank James Manahan

Julia May (Pinkney) Manahan

Alice Herbert McCauley