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naval officer.

William Lowndes Calhoun, American naval officer. Decorated Victory medal with submarine clasp, World War; medal 2d Nicaraguan Campaign; Yangste River Medal, 1932; American Defense Service medal; Asiatic Pacific Area Campaign medal; Legion of Merit (gold star); 3 combat stars South Pacific Campaign; designated to wear Navy Combat V.

Background

Calhoun, William Lowndes was born on July 13, 1885 in Palatka, Florida, United States. Son of Benjamin Putnam and Julia Catherine (Petermann) Calhoun.

Education

G.g.s. of John C. Calhoun, United States senator from South Carolina., vice president United States. Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1906. United States Naval War College, 1929-1930.

Career

Doctor W. A. Anderson, Yale, 1835), January 31, 1911. Children—William Lowndes, Junior, John Caldwell, Elizabeth Kirk (niece adopted as daughter. Wife of Warren Welch, United States Navy).

Married second, 1st Lieutenant Rosalie Oneschuk, A.N.C., February 10, 1946. 1 son, Alexander Oneschuk. Commissioned ensign, United States Navy, 1908, and advanced through the grades to rear admiral, 1938.

Command United States Ship Rochester, 1932-1933, United States Ship California, 1937-1938, chief of staff and aide Commander Battleships, Battle Force, 1938-1939, Naval War College, 1939-1940, commander Base Force United States Fleet, since 1940. Commander Service Force, Pacific, 1942-1945. Commander South Pacific Force to October 23, 1945.

Vice admiral since February 27, 1942.

Membership

Clubs: Army-Navy (Manila).

Connections

Married Margaret Young McCoy Anderson (niece Admiral E. A. Anderson, United States Navy, g.d.; married second, 1st Lieutenant. Children: William Lowndes, Junior.

father:
Benjamin Putnam Calhoun

mother:
Julia Catherine (Petermann) Calhoun

spouses:
Margaret Young McCoy Anderson

1st Lieutenant

children:
William Lowndes Calhoun

Jr Calhoun