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Theodore Clayton Lonnquest, American naval officer. Recipient National Air Council Award, 1948. Decorated: Legion of Merit. Secretary Navy Commendation Ribbon. Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, Victory Medals (World War I and II), American Defense Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Area Campaign Medal. Pistol Expert Medal.


Lonnquest, Theodore Clayton was born on April 10, 1894 in Lynn, Massachusetts, United States. Son of David Emmanuel Theodore and Carrie Belle (Thurston) Lonnquest.


Bachelor of Science, Dartmouth, 1917. Student United States Naval Postgrad. School, 1922-1924; Master of Science, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1924.


Commissioned ensign United States Navy, 1917, and advanced through the grades to rear admiral, 1946. Served at Naval Air Stations, World War I. Designated naval aviator, 1919.

Naval aviator on United States Ship Langley, Pennsylvania, Saratoga, 1924-1932. Commanding officer Scouting Squadron 2, United States Ship Saratoga, 1932-1934. Head power plant design branch Bureau Aeronautics, Washington, District of Columbia, 1934-1937.

Commander Naval Aviation Station, Norfolk, 1937-1941. Director engineering bureau of Aeronautics in charge of design and development of Navy’s wartime aircraft, 1941-1945. Duty on staff Commander Joint Task Force I, serving during Operation Crossroads, atom bomb tests at Bikini atoll, 1946.

On duty under Secretary of Navy in connection with aviation applications of atomic energy, Washington, District of Columbia, 1946. Assistant chief research and development. bureau of Aeronautics, Navy Department, 1947-1948. Deputy chief of Bureau of Aeronautics from 1949.


Fellow Institute Aeronautical Sciences. Member National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. American Institute Engineers Phi Beta Kappa, Lambda Chi Alpha.

Mason.; Club: Cosmos.


Married Alice Marie Born, September 15, 1923. Children: Theodore Clayton, Dorothy Elaine.

David Emmanuel Theodore Lonnquest

Carrie Belle (Thurston) Lonnquest

Alice Marie Born

Theodore Clayton Lonnquest

Dorothy Elaine Lonnquest