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Naval officer

William Satterlee Pye, American naval officer. Decorated with Navy Cross, Legion of Merit.

Background

Pye, William Satterlee was born on June 9, 1880 in Minneapolis. Son of James and Clara Almeda (Satterlee) Pye.

Education

Graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1901.

Career

Midshipman United States Navy, 1901. Advanced through grades to captain, 1923, vice admiral, 1940. On staff of commander in chief United States Fleet, 1917-1918.

Head of the United States Naval Mission to Peru, 1929-1932. Commander Destroyer Battle Force, 1939. Vice-admiral commanding Battleships, 1940.

Commander Battle Force and 2d in commanded of fleet, 1941. President Naval War College, November 1942-March 1947. Military analyst, San Diego Union, 1947-1949.

Connections

Married Annie Etheldra Briscoe, October 20, 1904. Children: William Satterlee, John Briscoe.

father:
James Pye

mother:
Clara Almeda (Satterlee) Pye

spouse:
Annie Etheldra Briscoe

children:
William Satterlee Pye

John Briscoe Pye