Sellers, David Foote, 1874-1949

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Naval officer.

From the description of David Foote Sellers papers, 1860-1949 (bulk 1927-1938). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81153357

Biographical Note

  • 1874, Feb. 4: Born, Austin, Tex.
  • 1894: Graduated, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.
  • 1894 - 1898 : Duty in USS Massachusetts, Essex, Alliance
  • 1898: Duty in USS Philadelphia during the Spanish American War
  • 1899 - 1902 : Duty in USS New York during Samoan campaign and Philippine American War
  • 1903 - 1904 : Naval aide to the White House
  • 1904: Commanded destroyer USS Stewart
  • 1905: Married Anita Clay Evans
  • 1907: Duty in Bureau of Navigation and naval aide to the White House
  • 1912: Temporary duty, aide to commander of the division of German ships visiting the United States
  • 1915: Duty in connection with Panama-Pacific International Exposition
  • 1916: Commanded USS Birmingham Duty at Naval War College as student
  • 1917: Commanded USS Wisconsin
  • 1918: Commanded USS Agamemnon, troop transport
  • 1919: Member of staff, Naval War College
  • 1920: Duty in Bureau of Navigation and aide to the secretary of the navy
  • 1922: Commanded USS Maryland
  • 1923: Commanded U.S. Naval Training Station, San Diego, Calif.
  • 1926: Chief of staff to the commander, Scouting Fleet
  • 1927: Promoted to rear admiral Commander, Special Service Squadron
  • 1929: Appointed judge advocate general of the navy
  • 1931 - 1932 : Commander, Battleship Division, Battle Force
  • 1932: Promoted to vice admiral
  • 1933: Promoted to admiral Commander in chief, U.S. Fleet
  • 1934: Superintendent, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md. Reverted to rank of rear admiral
  • 1942: Promoted to admiral on the retired list
  • 1949, Jan. 27: Died, Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Md.

From the guide to the David Foote Sellers Papers, 1860-1949, (bulk 1927-1938), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
correspondedWith Adams, Charles Francis, 1866-1954 person
correspondedWith Baldridge, Harry Alexander, 1880-1952 person
correspondedWith Baldwin, Hanson Weightman, 1903-1991 person
correspondedWith Byrd, Richard Evelyn, 1888-1957 person
correspondedWith Dodds, Harold W. (Harold Willis), 1889-1980 person
associatedWith Germany. Kriegsmarine. corporateBody
associatedWith Gleaves, Albert, 1858-1937. person
correspondedWith Keller, Helen, 1880-1968 person
correspondedWith Knox, Dudley Wright, 1877-1960 person
associatedWith Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915 : San Francisco, Calif.) corporateBody
associatedWith Snyder, Charles Philip, 1879-1964. person
associatedWith United States Naval Academy. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Naval Training Station (San Diego, Calif.) corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Navy corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Navy. Special Service Squadron. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Navy. U.S. Fleet. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Spanish--American War, 1898--Naval operations, American
Court calendar
World War, 1914-1918--Naval operations, American
Naval officers


Birth 1874-02-04

Death 1949-01-27




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SNAC ID: 28140428