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Naval officer

Wallace Rutherford Dowd, American naval officer. Decorated Legion of Merit, Gold Star (Navy). Member American Society Naval Architects, American Society Naval Engineers, Kappa Alpha.

Background

Dowd, Wallace Rutherford was born on October 22, 1896 in Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States. Son of Andrew Scales and Emala Elise (Rutherford) Dowd.

Education

Student of University Arkansas, 1913-1915. Bachelor of Science with distinction, United States Naval Academy, 1919. Master of Science, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1923.

Career

Ensign, United States Navy, 1919, promoted through grades to rear admiral, 1949. Design and maintenance naval vessels. Supervisor shipbuilding, Chicago, 1942-1943.

Mathematics control Bureau Ships, 1944-1946, assistant chief, 1950. Commander Mare Island Naval Shipyard, 1947-1949, Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, 1950, retired.

Membership

Member American Society Naval Architects, American Society Naval Engineers, Kappa Alpha. Clubs: Army-Navy Country, Army-Navy (Washington).

Connections

Married Aloha Hines, August 18, 1920. Children: Wallace Rutherford, Andrew S. Commissioned.

father:
Andrew Scales Dowd

mother:
Emala Elise (Rutherford) Dowd

spouse:
Aloha Hines

children:
Wallace Rutherford Dowd

Andrew S. Commd Dowd