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Theodore S. Wilkinson, American naval officer. Decorated Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Medal (3); Companion of Bath (New Zealand). Secretary Navy letter of commendation for World War services. member joint strategic Survey Committee Joint Chiefs of Staff, January-February 1946.; Member American Chemical Society, Phi Sigma Kappa.

Background

Wilkinson, Theodore S. was born on December 22, 1888 in Annapolis, Maryland, United States. Son of Ernest and Guliehna Caroline (Bostick) Wilkinson.

Education

Student St. Pauls School, Concord, N.H., 1902-1905. Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1909. Master of Science, George Washington University, 1912.

Career

Ensign, United States Navy, 1911, and advanced through the grades to rear admiral, November 1941. Served as experimental officer, Bureau of Ordnance, Navy Dapt., World War I. Secretary Navy General Board, 1931-1934.

Chief of staff to commandant Scouting Force and Hawaiian Detachment, 1939-1941. Commanded United States Ship Mississippi, 1941. Director of naval intelligence, October 1941-July 1942, commander Battleship Division Two, August 1942-January 1943, deputy commander South Pacific, January 1943-June 1943.

Commander Amphibious Force, South Pacific, July 15, 1943. Commander 3d Amphibious Force, June 1944-November 1945. Member joint strategic Survey Committee Joint Chiefs of Staff, January-February 1946.

Membership

Member joint strategic Survey Committee Joint Chiefs of Staff, January-February 1946. Member American Chemical Society, Phi Sigma Kappa. Clubs: Metropolitan, Chevy Chase, Army and Navy, Army and Navy Country (Washington, District of Columbia).

Connections

Married Catherine Dorsey Harlow, December 17, 1918. Children: Ann Harlow, Joan Susannah, Theodore S. Commissioned.

father:
Ernest Wilkinson

mother:
Guliehna Caroline (Bostick) Wilkinson

spouse:
Catherine Dorsey Harlow

children:
Ann Harlow Wilkinson

Joan Susannah Wilkinson

Theodore S. Commd Wilkinson