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Thomas Starr King

naval officer , transportation executive

Thomas Starr King, American transportation executive, retired naval officer. Decorated Legion of Merit, Bronze Star with combat V. member of staff commander Seventh Fleet, Korean War; Member of the United States Naval Institute, American Ordnance Association.

Background

King, Thomas Starr was born on December 7, 1914 in Wilmington, Delaware, United States. Son of Thomas Starr and Anne (Winchester) King.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Mech. Engineering, United States Naval Academy, 1936. Master of Science in Elec.

Engineering, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1945.

Career

Commissioned ensign United States Navy, 1936, advanced through grades to rear admiral, 1965. Commander experimental destroyer United States Ship Winslow, 1948-1949, Destroyer Division 212, 1954-1955, Destroyer Squadron 5, 1961-1962, Destroyer Flotillas 5 and 11, 1962-1963, 65-66. Member of staff commander Seventh Fleet, Korean War.

Commander United States Ship Observation Island, Polaris experimental test ship, 1960-1961. Graduated from Nava War College 1952. Assistant chief Bureau Naval Weapons, 1964-1965.

Manufacturing officer Naval Gun Factory, 1955-1958. Commander joint navy-airforce task group that recovered Astronaut Shirra, 1962, Astronaut Cooper, 1963. Commander Cruiser Destroyer Flotilla 11, 1965-1966.

Assistant chief naval operations (training), Washington, 1966-1970. General manager Tri Country Metropolitan Transportation District Oregon, Portland, from 1970.

Membership

Member of staff commander Seventh Fleet, Korean War. Member of the United States Naval Institute, American Ordnance Association.

Connections

Married Jeanne Sanford Everett, August 10, 1938. Children: Thomas Starr IV, William Kimberly, Anne Stuart.

father:
Thomas Starr King

mother:
Anne (Winchester) King

spouse:
Jeanne Sanford Everett

children:
Thomas Starr IV King

William Kimberly King

Anne Stuart King