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Walter Browne Woodson, American naval officer.


Woodson, Walter Browne was born on October 18, 1881 in Lynchburg, Virginia, United States. Son of Edgar Alonzo and Roberta Virginia (Browne) Woodson.


Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1905. Bachelor of Laws, with distinction, George Washington University, 1914. Graduate naval War College, 1922-1923.


Commissioned ensign, United States Navy, 1907, and advanced through the grades to rear admiral, judge advocate general, June 20, 1938. Admitted to bars of District Court and Court of Appeals of the United States for District of Columbia, and Supreme Court of the United States Court. Director ship movements, Office of Chief Naval Operations, Navy Department, 1918-1919.

Assistant judge advocate general, 1921-1922. Executive officer, United States Ship Colorado, 1923-1924. Commander Destroyer Division 34, United States Fleet, 1924-1925.

Chief of staff Destroyer Force, Atlantic Fleet, 1929-1931. Assistant judge advocate general, 1931-1934. Commanding officer, United States Ship Houston, 1934-1935.

Chief of staff, Asiatic Fleet, 1935-1936. Naval aide to President, 1937-1938. Judge advocate general 1938-1943.

Retired 1 September 1943 for physical disability.


Clubs: New York Yacht.


Married Ruth Halford, September 9, 1911. Children: Ruth Halford, Walter Browne, Junior.

Edgar Alonzo Woodson

Roberta Virginia (Browne) Woodson

Ruth Halford

Ruth Halford Woodson

Walter Browne Woodson

Jr Woodson