Burke, Arleigh A. 1901-

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Birth 1901-10-19
Death 1996-01-01

Biographical notes:

Arleigh Albert Burke, U.S. Naval Officer, was born near Boulder, Colorado on 19 October, 1901. He graduated from the Naval Academy in 1923 and served in the Navy until his retirement in 1961. A brilliant officer during World War II, Burke fell into disfavor in 1949 due to his opposition to adoption of the Air Force B-36 aircraft, but still achieved promotion to rear admiral and eventually selection as Chief of Naval Operations in 1955. He is credited with building a fleet of nuclear-powered submarines which made the Navy a major deterrent force.

From the description of Letter, March 8, 1948. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 742037337

Arleigh Albert Burke (1901-1993) was a naval officer, and Chief of Naval Operations from August 17, 1955 to August 1, 1961.

From the description of Burke, Arleigh A. (Arleigh Albert), 1901-1996 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10573081

Arleigh Burke, U.S. Naval Officer, was born in 1901 in Colorado. He was a 1923 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. He served as CNO from 1955-1961, where he supported the building of the nuclear navy. He died on January 1, 1996.

From the description of Papers, 1958-1965. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 46886320

Naval officer.

From the description of Reminiscences of Arleigh Andrew Burke : oral history, 1973. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 86158257


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