Welles, Roger, 1862-1932

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From the description of Roger Welles papers, 1884-1926 (bulk 1891-1926). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71130872

Biographical Note

  • 1862, Dec. 7: Born Newington, Conn.
  • 1884: Graduated, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md. Duty in USS Tennessee as flag midshipman
  • 1887: Duty in USS Thetis, North Pacific Fleet
  • 1891: Sent to Venezuela and the Guianas to explore the Orinoco River as U.S. special representative for the World’s Columbian Exposition, Chicago, Ill.
  • 1894: Duty in USS Essex
  • 1896: Duty in USS Texas
  • 1897: Duty in Massachusetts Nautical Schoolship Enterprise
  • 1898: Duty in USS Wasp, Spanish-American War
  • 1902: Duty in USS Mayflower
  • 1903: Student, U.S. Naval War College
  • 1906: Duty in USS Wisconsin
  • 1907: Inspector of equipment, Force River Shipbuilding Co., Quincy, Mass.
  • 1908: Married Harriet Ogden Deen
  • 1909 - 1910 : Commanded USS New Orleans, Asiatic Fleet
  • 1911 - 1913 : Commanded USS Louisiana, Atlantic Fleet
  • 1913 - 1915 : Commandant, U.S. Naval Training Station, Newport, R.I.
  • 1917 - 1919 : Director, U.S. Office of Naval Intelligence
  • 1919: Promoted to rear admiral Commander, First Division of the Atlantic Fleet
  • 1920 - 1923 : Commandant, Eleventh Naval District
  • 1925: Promoted to vice admiral
  • 1925 - 1926 : Commander, U.S. Naval Forces in Europe
  • 1926: Retired from the navy
  • 1932, Apr. 26: Died, New York, N.Y.

From the guide to the Roger Welles Papers, 1884-1926, (bulk 1891-1926), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Seymour, George Dudley, 1859-1945. Papers, 1876-1935. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn Welles, Edwin Stanley, 1866-1949. Newington / Edwin Stanley Welles. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf Connecticut Historical Society. Appointments and registrations, Certificates. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf Roger Welles Papers, 1884-1926, (bulk 1891-1926) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Welles, Edwin Stanley, b. 1866. Welles family papers, 1833-1978. Connecticut Historical Society
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
correspondedWith Allison, James Nicholls, 1848-1918 person
correspondedWith Andrews, Philip, 1866-1945 person
correspondedWith Balincourt, marquis de person
correspondedWith Blue, Victor, 1865-1928 person
correspondedWith Bristol, Mark L. (Mark Lambert), 1868-1939 person
correspondedWith Buchanan, William I. (William Insco), 1852-1909 person
associatedWith Connecticut Historical Society. corporateBody
correspondedWith Coontz, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1864-1935 person
correspondedWith Curtis, William Eleroy, 1850-1911 person
correspondedWith Daniels, Josephus, 1862-1948 person
correspondedWith Fairfield, Arthur Philip, 1877-1946 person
correspondedWith Hammond, Ogden H. (Ogden Haggerty), 1869-1956 person
correspondedWith McDonald, Eugene F., b. 1886 person
correspondedWith Moore, Alexander Pollock, 1867-1930 person
correspondedWith Niblack, Albert P. (Albert Parker), 1859-1929 person
correspondedWith Scruggs, William Lindsay, 1836-1912 person
correspondedWith Sefton, Joseph W., 1882-1966 person
associatedWith Seymour, George Dudley, 1859-1945. person
correspondedWith Stewart, Charles West, 1859-1929 person
correspondedWith Symon, C. (Charles) person
associatedWith United States. Naval Forces, Europe. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Navy corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Navy. Asiatic Fleet. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Navy. Atlantic Fleet. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Office of Naval Intelligence. corporateBody
correspondedWith Weller, Ovington Eugene, 1862-1947 person
associatedWith Welles, Edwin Stanley, 1866-1949. person
correspondedWith Welles family family
correspondedWith Welles family family
associatedWith Welles, Harriet Ogden Deen. person
associatedWith Welles, Harriet Ogden Deen. Harriet Ogden Deen Welles diary. 1910. person
correspondedWith Welles, Mercy D. A. (Mercy Delano Atkins), 1832-1922 person
associatedWith World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.) corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Orinoco River (Venezuela and Colombia)
Great Britain
Orinoco River (Venezuela and Colombia)
Indians of South America
Indians of South America
Military intelligence
Strikes and lockouts
Strikes and lockouts
Naval officers


Birth 1862

Death 1932





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