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Naval officer

Walden L. Ainsworth, American naval officer. Decorated Navy Cross for Battle of Kula Gulf; Distinguished Service Medal for Solomons Campaign; Legion of Merit for the Marianas Campaign; second Legion of Merit as commander destroyers-cruisers, Pacific Fleet. Served on various ships and stations including Asiatic Station, Panama, advanced through grades to rear admiral December 1941; Member Society of Cincinnati.

Background

Ainsworth, Walden L. was born on November 10, 1886 in Minneapolis. Son of William Green and Mary Lee (Walden) Ainsworth.

Education

Student of University Minnesota, 1905, Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1910.

Career

Served on various ships and stations including Asiatic Station, Panama, advanced through grades to rear admiral December 1941. Retired as vice admiral, 1948.

Membership

Served on various ships and stations including Asiatic Station, Panama, advanced through grades to rear admiral December 1941. Member Society of Cincinnati. Clubs: Army-Navy (Washington), New York Yacht.

Connections

Married Katharine Gardner, June 10, 1916. Children: H. Gardner, Katharine Walden (Mistress Benedict Joseph Semmes).

father:
William Green Ainsworth

mother:
Mary Lee (Walden) Ainsworth

spouse:
Katharine Gardner

children:
H. Gardner Ainsworth

Katharine Walden Ainsworth (Mistress Benedict Joseph Semmes)