King, Ernest Joseph, 1878-1956

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1878-11-23
Death 1956-06-25
Gender:
Male
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Naval officer.

From the description of Ernest Joseph King papers, 1908-1966 (bulk 1936-1952). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71060345

Admiral, U.S. Navy.

From the description of Papers, 1918-1955. (Navy Department Library, Naval History & Heritage Command). WorldCat record id: 51494806

Ernest Joseph King (1878-1956) was a naval officer, and Chief of Naval Operations from March 26, 1942 to December 15, 1945.

From the description of King, Ernest Joseph, 1878-1956 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10581008

Ernest J. King, Fleet Admiral, CNO, and CO, Atlantic and Pacific Fleets during WWII, was a 1901 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. He died in 1956 in Portsmouth, NH.

From the description of Memorandum, January 16, 1932. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 727780920

From the description of Letter, August 10, 1948. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 743298086

From the description of Letter, January 15, 1948. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 18168790

Biographical Note

  • 1887, Nov. 23: Born, Lorain, Ohio
  • 1901: Graduated, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.
  • 1901 - 1903 : Duty in USS Eagle and USS Illinois, European Station
  • 1903 - 1905 : Duty in USS Cincinnati
  • 1905: Married Martha Rankin Egerton
  • 1914: Commanded USS Terry
  • 1916 - 1919 : Assistant to commander in chief, Atlantic Fleet
  • 1923 - 1926 : Commander, Submarine Base, New London, Conn.
  • 1926: Commanded USS Wright
  • 1927: Duty, Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.
  • 1928 - 1929 : Assistant chief, Bureau of Aeronautics
  • 1929: Commanding officer, Naval Air Station, Hampton Roads, Va.
  • 1930: Commanded USS Lexington
  • 1932 - 1933 : Student, United States Naval War College, Newport, R.I.
  • 1933: Promoted to rear admiral
  • 1933 - 1936 : Chief, Bureau of Aeronautics
  • 1936 - 1937 : Commander, Aircraft, Base Force (Scouting Force), San Diego, Calif.
  • 1938: Promoted to vice admiral Commander, Aircraft, Battle Force
  • 1941: Promoted to admiral Appointed commander in chief, United States Fleet
  • 1942 - 1945 : Chief, naval operations
  • 1944: Appointed fleet admiral, United States Navy
  • 1948: Retired, United States Navy
  • 1952: Published with Walter Muir Whitehall Fleet Admiral King: A Naval Record. New York: W. W. Norton
  • 1956, June 25: Died, Portsmouth, N.H.

From the guide to the Ernest Joseph King Papers, 1908-1966, (bulk 1936-1952), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns
  • Guadalcanal, Battle of, Solomon Islands, 1942-1943
  • Aeronautics, Military--United States
  • World War, 1939-1945--Diplomatic history
  • B-36 bomber
  • Admirals--Correspondence
  • Aeronautics, Military
  • Nuclear weapons
  • World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Pacific Area
  • Security, International
  • Navy-yards and naval stations--Connecticut--New London
  • Admirals--Archives
  • World War, 1939-1945--Congresses
  • National security
  • World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American
  • World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, American--History
  • Navy-yards and naval stations--California--San Diego
  • World War, 1939-1945--Peace
  • Navy-yards and naval stations
  • Atomic bomb
  • Spanish--American War, 1898
  • National security--United States
  • World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, American
  • World politics
  • Nuclear arms control
  • Submarines (Ships)--Salvaging
  • International relations
  • Logistics, Naval

Occupations:

  • Naval officers

Places:

  • Pacific Area (as recorded)
  • Tokyo (Japan) (as recorded)
  • Tokyo (Japan) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • California--San Diego (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Connecticut--New London (as recorded)