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Government official , Military officer

Walter Stanley DeLany, American Government official, former military officer. Decorated Legion of Merit with Gold star, other United States medals, Order ofYun Hui (China). M C.


DeLany, Walter Stanley was born on January 21, 1891 in Reading, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Erwin F. and Mary E. (Dunkle) Delete.


Graduate, United States Naval Academy, 1912. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Wagner College, 1952.


Commissioned, United States Navy, 1912;advanced through grades to vice admiral, United States Navy, 1946;duty United States Ship Minnesota during occupation Vera Cruz, Mexico, United States Navy, 1915;also staff regimental commander, Naval Occupation Force, United States Navywith destroyer force, Queenstown, Ireland, United States Navy, 1917-1918;various capacities on destroyers, battleships and fleet auxs., United States Navy, 1918-1930;also duty chief naval operations and United States Naval Academy, United States Navyassistant chief staff, operations officer staff commander in chief, Pacific Fleet, United States Navy, 1941;commander cruiser New Orleans, United States Navy, 1942;assistant chief staff, operations staff commander in chief, United States Fleet, United States Navy, 1942;later assistant chief staff readiness to commander in chief, United States Navycommander battleships and cruisers, Pacific Fleet, United States Ship St. Paul, United States Navy, 1946;commander 3d naval district, United States Navy, 1948-1952;commander Eastern sea frontier, also commander Atlantic research fleet, United States Navy, 1952;commander United States Atlantic Western sub-area under North Atlantic Treaty Organization, United States Navy, retired, 1953;deputy administrator, Mutual Defense Assistance Control Act, 1953-1961.


Married Lou Sharman, October 2, 1915. Children: Katherin DeLany Fawkes, Walter Stanley.

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