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William Oscar Spears Edit Profile

naval officer.

William Oscar Spears, American naval officer. member joint Brazilian-United States Defense Commn.

Background

Spears, William Oscar was born on September 18, 1885 in Jasper, Tennessee, United States. Son of William Douglas and Lou Ross (Hall) Spears.

Education

Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1905. Graduated from the United States Naval War College, 1923.

Career

Commissioned rear admiral, 1942. Served on United States Naval Missions to Brazil, 1918-1921, 1923-1926, to Peru, 1929-1933. Served continuously on active duty in the United States Navy until 1940, retired, 1940.

Commander Battleship West Virginia, 1937-1938. Director Pan American Division, Office Naval Operations, Navy Department, March 1942. Senior naval member joint Brazilian-United States Defense Commission.

Joint Army-Navy advisory board American Republics.

Membership

Member joint Brazilian-United States Defense Commn.

Connections

Married Blanche Fouche Snodgrass, April. Children: William Oscar, John Pratt (deceased), Morton Fouche.

father:
William Douglas Spears

mother:
Lou Ross (Hall) Spears

spouse:
Blanche Fouche Snodgrass

children:
William Oscar Spears

John Pratt Spears (deceased)

Morton Fouche Spears