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Naval officer

Thomas Ross Cooley, American naval officer. Awarded Legion of Merit, Victory medals (both world wars), various campaign and service medals and ribbons, Medal of Merit (Nicaragua). member of faculty United States naval Academy, 1922-1924-27-29-37-40; Served World Wars I and World War II; Member of the United States Naval Institute, United States Naval Academy Alumni Association.

Background

Cooley, Thomas Ross was born on June 26, 1893 in Grass Valley, California, United States. Son of Thomas Ross and Mary Adelaide (Cota) Cooley.

Education

Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1917.

Career

Commissioned ensign United States Navy, 1917, advanced through grades to rear admiral, March 20, 1943. Served at sea and shore stations, Europe, Orient, Central and South American, United States. Member of faculty United States naval Academy, 1922-1924-27-29-37-40.

Commanding officer United States Ship Almaak, Washington and battleship division, 1941-1942, 44-47. Director, officer personnel, United States Navy Department, 1942-1944. Commander United States Naval Base, Newport, Rhode Island, since 1947.

Membership

Member of faculty United States naval Academy, 1922-1924-27-29-37-40. Served World Wars I and World War II. Member of the United States Naval Institute, United States Naval Academy Alumni Association.

Clubs: Army-Navy (Washington), Acme Gun, Pacific Fleet.

Connections

Married Adelaide Prescott Morris, April. Children: Adelaide Morris (Mistress Hal W. Smith), Mary Lawrence.

father:
Thomas Ross Cooley

mother:
Mary Adelaide (Cota) Cooley

spouse:
Adelaide Prescott Morris

children:
Mary Lawrence Cooley

Adelaide Morris Cooley (Mistress Hal W. Smith)