Dewey, George G. (George Goodwin), -1963

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  • 1837, Dec. 26: Born, Montpelier, Vt.
  • 1854: M.M.S., Norwich University, Northfield, Vt.
  • 1858: Graduated, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.
  • 1858 - 1861 : Attached to steam frigate Wabash
  • 1861: Promoted to lieutenant, U.S. Navy Assigned as executive officer on the steam sloop-of-war Mississippi
  • 1861 - 1865 : Took part in Civil War naval engagements at Fort St. Phillip and Fort Jackson, 1862; Port Hudson, 1862; New Orleans, 1862; Donaldsonville, 1863; and Fort Fisher, 1864-1865; also served with the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron and on the Mississippi, Monogahela, Brooklyn, Minnesota, Colorado, and Agawam
  • 1865: Promoted to lieutenant commander
  • 1865 - 1867 : Served on the Kearsarge and the Canandaigua and commanded the steam frigate Colorado
  • 1867: Married Susie Goodwin (died 1872)
  • 1867 - 1869 : Assigned to the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.
  • 1870 - 1875 : Commanded the sloop Narragansett
  • 1872: Promoted to commander
  • 1875 - 1882 : Assigned to the Lighthouse Board
  • 1882 - 1884 : Commanded the steam sloop Juaniata of the Asiatic Squadron
  • 1884: Promoted to captain
  • 1885 - 1888 : Commanded the screw steamer Pensacola, flagship of the European Squadron
  • 1889 - 1896 : Chief, Navy Department's Bureau of Equipment, and served on the Lighthouse Board
  • 1895 - 1897 : President, Board of Inspection and Survey, U.S. Navy
  • 1896: Promoted to commodore
  • 1898 - 1899 : Commanded Asiatic Squadron from flagship Olympia
  • 1898, May 1: Battle of Manila Bay
  • 1898, May 7: Promoted to rear admiral
  • 1898, Aug. 18: Assisted Major-General Wesley Merritt, U.S. Army, in the capture of Manila, Philippines
  • 1899: Promoted to admiral Married Mildred McLean Hazen
  • 1900 - 1917 : President, General Board of the Navy
  • 1901: President, Schley Court of Inquiry
  • 1902 - 1903 : Commander-in-chief, combined U.S. naval force assembled at Culebra, Puerto Rico, for winter maneuvers
  • 1917, Jan. 16: Died, Washington, D.C.

From the guide to the George Dewey Papers, 1805-1949, (bulk 1885-1931), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
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associatedWith Banning family, family
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correspondedWith Bugher, Frederick M. (Frederick McLean) person
correspondedWith Century Company corporateBody
correspondedWith Chandler, William E. (William Eaton), 1835-1917 person
correspondedWith Cortelyou, George B. (George Bruce), 1862-1940 person
correspondedWith Creel, George, 1876-1953 person
correspondedWith Daniels, Josephus, 1862-1948 person
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
correspondedWith Dewey family family
correspondedWith Dewey, George, 1837-1917. person
correspondedWith Dewey, Julius Y. (Julius Yemans) person
correspondedWith Dewey, Mary Perrin, -1843? person
associatedWith Dewey, Mildred McLean Hazen, 1850-1931 person
correspondedWith Dodge, Grenville Mellen, 1831-1916 person
correspondedWith Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881 person
correspondedWith Hay, John, 1838-1905 person
correspondedWith Hazen, William Babcock, 1830-1887 person
correspondedWith Lansing, Robert, 1864-1928 person
correspondedWith Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924 person
correspondedWith Long, John Davis, 1838-1915 person
correspondedWith Mahan, A. T. (Alfred Thayer), 1840-1914 person
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correspondedWith McLean, John R. (John Roll), 1848-1916 person
correspondedWith Moody, William H. (William Henry), 1853-1917 person
correspondedWith Morton, Paul, 1857-1911 person
correspondedWith Newberry, Truman Handy, 1864-1945 person
associatedWith Olympia (Cruiser) corporateBody
associatedWith Pensacola (Screw steamer) corporateBody
correspondedWith Poe, Elisabeth Ellicott, 1886-1947 person
correspondedWith Proctor, Redfield, 1831-1908 person
correspondedWith Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919 person
correspondedWith Root, Elihu, 1845-1937 person
associatedWith Rosiclare Lead and Fluorspar Mining Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Sargent, Nathan, 1849-1907 person
associatedWith Schley, Winfield Scott, 1839-1911 person
correspondedWith Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891 person
associatedWith United States. Navy corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Navy. Asiatic Squadron. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Navy. European Station. corporateBody
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correspondedWith Untermyer, Alvin, 1882-1963 person
correspondedWith Williams, Oscar Fitzalan, 1843-1909 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Subject
Spanish--American War, 1898--Campaigns
Courts-martial and courts of inquiry--United States
Manila Bay, Battle of, Philippines, 1898
Occupation
Naval officers
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Death 1963-02-11

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