Thomas Snowden, born on August 12, 1857 at Peekskill, New York, was appointed a Cadet Midshipman on June 25, 1875 and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1879.
Snowden, Thomas was born on August 12, 1857 in Peekskill, New York, United States.
Graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1879.
He served in USS Vandalia (1876), USS Standish (1864), USS Monongahela (1862), USS Dolphin (PG-24), and USS Constellation (1854). Snowden was assigned to the Hydrographic Office, U.S. Naval Observatory, U.S. Naval Academy, Naval War College, and the Office of Naval Intelligence. From 1902 to 1905, he served as navigator of USS Illinois (BB-7) and then returned to Naval Intelligence before joining the Bureau of Equipment.
Snowden returned to sea in 1908 and commanded USS Mayflower (PY-1), USS South Carolina (BB-26), and USS Wyoming (BM-10). He was promoted to Rear Admiral in 1917 and, during World War I, served as Commander, Squadron 1 and Division 2, Battleship Force, Atlantic Fleet. After serving with the Atlantic Fleet until 1919, Snowden was assigned duty as the Military Governor of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic with additional duty as Military Representative of the United States in Haiti.
Snowden was transferred to the Retired List on August 12, 1921 and died on January 27, 1930.
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