Knox, Dudley Wright, 1877-1960

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Naval officer and historian.

From the description of Dudley Wright Knox papers, circa 1864-1950 (bulk 1921-1946). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70979796

Biographical Note

  • 1877, June 21: Born, Walla Walla, Washington Territory
  • 1896: Graduated, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md. Duty on board the Massachusetts
  • 1898: Commissioned ensign Duty on board the Maple, Independence, and Yorktown
  • 1898 - 1901 : Commanded the Albany and Iris
  • 1901 - 1902 : Inspector of ordnance, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • 1903 - 1907 : Commanded the Shubrick, Wilkes, and Decatur
  • 1907: Duty on board the Nebraska
  • 1908: Married Lily Hazard McCalla
  • 1908 - 1909 : Duty at Mare Island Navy Yard, Calif.
  • 1909 - 1911 : Fleet ordnance officer, Atlantic Fleet and later the Pacific Fleet
  • 1912 - 1913 : Student, Naval War College, Newport, R.I.
  • 1913 - 1914 : Aide, staff of the commander, Atlantic Torpedo Flotilla
  • 1914 - 1916 : Duty in the Office of Naval Intelligence, Washington, D.C.
  • 1916 - 1917 : Commanded Guantanamo Bay Naval Station, Cuba
  • 1917 - 1919 : Aide, staff of the commander of the naval forces operating in Europe
  • 1919 - 1920 : Taught, Naval War College, Newport, R.I.
  • 1920 - 1921 : Commanded the Brooklyn and Charleston
  • 1920 - 1923 : Naval editor, Army and Navy Journal
  • 1921: Transferred to retired list
  • 1921 - 1946 : Active duty, officer in charge of the Office of Naval Records and Library, Washington, D.C.
  • 1922: Published The Eclipse of American Sea Power. New York: American Army & Navy Journal
  • 1924 - 1929 : Naval correspondent, Baltimore Sun
  • 1926 - 1946 : Secretary, Naval Historical Foundation
  • 1929: Naval correspondent, New York Herald Tribune
  • 1930 - 1946 : Curator, Navy Department
  • 1932: Published The Naval Genius of George Washington. Boston: Houghton Mifflin
  • 1936: Published A History of the United States Navy. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons
  • 1939: Published William H. Meyers's Naval Sketches of the War in California; Reproducing Twenty-eight Drawings Made in 1846-1847, with text by Knox. New York: Random House
  • 1944 - 1946 : Deputy director of naval history
  • 1945: Promoted to commodore
  • 1946: Retired from active duty
  • 1946 - 1959 : Vice president and chairman, executive committee of the Naval Historical Foundation
  • 1960, June 11: Died, Bethesda, Md.

From the guide to the Dudley Wright Knox Papers, circa 1864-1960, (bulk 1921-1946), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Julius Augustus Furer Papers, 1910-1962, (bulk 1915-1961) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Knox, Dudley Wright, 1877-1960. Papers of Dudley Wright Knox, ca. 1864-1950 (bulk 1921-1946). Library of Congress
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Perry, Matthew Calbraith, 1794-1858. Rodgers family papers, 1788-1944. Library of Congress
referencedIn Furer, Julius Augustus, 1880-1963. Papers of Julius Augustus Furer, 1910-1962 (bulk 1915-1961). Library of Congress
referencedIn Jones, Hilary Pollard, 1863-1938. Papers of Hilary Pollard Jones, 1889-1937 (bulk 1920-1930). Library of Congress
referencedIn Merrill, Aaron Stanton, 1890-1961. Papers of Aaron Stanton Merrill, 1925-1963. Library of Congress
creatorOf Stark, Harold R. (Harold Raynsford), 1880-1972. Papers, 1916-1970. Operational Archive Branch, Naval History Center
referencedIn Hilary Pollard Jones Papers, 1889-1937, (bulk 1920-1930) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn U.S. History mss., 1612-1977 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Bingham, Donald C. (Donald Cameron), 1882-1946. Papers of Donald C. Bingham, 1835-1932 (1917-1929). Library of Congress
referencedIn Albert Gleaves Papers, 1803-1946, (bulk 1877-1937) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn MacArthur, Douglas, 1880-1964. Douglas MacArthur letter to Capt. Dudley Knox [manuscript], 1927 May 18. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Rodgers Family Papers, 1788-1944, (bulk 1820-1930) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Craven, Thomas T. (Thomas Tingey), 1873-1950. Thomas T. Craven papers, 1842-1969 (bulk 1917-1945). Library of Congress
referencedIn John Mason Brown papers, 1922-1967. Houghton Library
referencedIn Papers, 1911-1944 (inclusive), 1929-1937 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Bigelow, John. Papers of Col. John Bigelow,h[manuscript] 1898-1935. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn David Foote Sellers Papers, 1860-1949, (bulk 1927-1938) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Sellers, David Foote, 1874-1949. David Foote Sellers papers, 1860-1949 (bulk 1927-1938). Library of Congress
referencedIn Freidel, Frank Burt. Papers, 1946-[ca. 1973] Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Gleaves, Albert, 1858-1937. Papers of Albert Gleaves, 1803-1946. Library of Congress
referencedIn Thomas T. Craven Papers, 1842-1969, 1917-1945 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Dudley Wright Knox Papers, circa 1864-1960, (bulk 1921-1946) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Wainwright family papers, 1842-1941. Library of Congress
referencedIn Craven, Thomas T. (Thomas Tingey), 1873-1950. Papers, 1842-1969 (bulk 1917-1945). Library of Congress
creatorOf Knox, Dudley Wright, 1877-1960. Dudley Wright Knox papers, circa 1864-1950 (bulk 1921-1946). Library of Congress
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Relation Name
correspondedWith Adams, J. H. (John Haslup), 1871-1927 person
correspondedWith Babcock, John V. (John Vincent) person
correspondedWith Balch, Earle Henry, b. 1893 person
correspondedWith Baldridge, Harry Alexander, 1880-1952 person
correspondedWith Baldwin, Hanson Weightman, 1903-1991 person
correspondedWith Baxter, James Phinney, 1893-1975 person
associatedWith Bigelow, John. person
associatedWith Bingham, Donald C. (Donald Cameron), 1882-1946. person
correspondedWith Bittinger, Charles, 1879-1970 person
correspondedWith Brown, John Mason, 1900-1969 person
correspondedWith Brownson, Howard G. (Howard Gray), b. 1886 person
associatedWith Brownson, Willard H. (Willard Herbert), 1845-1935. person
correspondedWith Brown, Wilson, 1882-1957 person
correspondedWith Buell, Raymond Leslie, 1896-1946 person
correspondedWith Burt, Charles Perry, 1876-1949 person
correspondedWith Castleman, Kenneth G. (Kenneth Galleher), 1876-1954 person
correspondedWith Cerf, Bennett, 1898-1971 person
correspondedWith Clark, William Bell, 1889-1968 person
correspondedWith Cluverius, Wat Tyler person
correspondedWith Colvocoresses, George P. (George Partridge), 1847-1932 person
correspondedWith Cox, Albert Lyman, 1883-1965 person
correspondedWith Cox, Leonard M. (Leonard Martin), 1870-1943 person
correspondedWith Craven, Thomas T. (Thomas Tingey), 1873-1950 person
correspondedWith Daniels, Josephus, 1862-1948 person
correspondedWith Davis, Ralph E. person
associatedWith DeWeerd, Harvey A. (Harvey Arthur), 1902-1979. person
correspondedWith Dillon, Philip Robert, b. 1868 person
correspondedWith Earle, Ralph, 1874-1939 person
correspondedWith Falk, Edwin A. (Edwin Albert), 1894- person
correspondedWith Ford, Guy Stanton, 1873-1962 person
correspondedWith Foss, George Edmund, 1863-1936 person
associatedWith Freidel, Frank Burt. person
correspondedWith Frothingham, Thomas Goddard, 1865-1937 person
correspondedWith Furer, Julius Augustus, 1880-1963 person
correspondedWith Gardiner, William Howard, 1875-1952 person
associatedWith Gleaves, Albert, 1858-1937. person
correspondedWith Gosnell, Harpur Allen, b. 1890 person
correspondedWith Grabhorn, Edwin E. person
correspondedWith Greenfield, Kent Roberts, 1893-1967 person
correspondedWith Green, Fitzhugh, 1888-1947 person
correspondedWith Griffith, F. (Frederick) person
correspondedWith Hartwig, John George person
correspondedWith Hasbrouck, Jan person
correspondedWith Hasbrouck, Jan person
correspondedWith Helmer, N. A. person
correspondedWith Hoffman, Roy, b. 1869 person
correspondedWith Hogan, James J. person
correspondedWith Hogan, James J. person
correspondedWith Hooper, Franklin Henry, 1862-1940 person
associatedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
correspondedWith Howe, Alfred G. (Alfred Graham), 1878-1970 person
correspondedWith Howe, M. A. De Wolfe (Mark Antony De Wolfe), 1864-1960 person
correspondedWith Johnson, Hiram, 1866-1945 person
correspondedWith Jones, Hilary Pollard, 1863-1938. person
correspondedWith Kent, Ira Rich, 1876-1945 person
correspondedWith Knox, John Crawford person
correspondedWith Koehler, Warren B. person
correspondedWith Langdon, William Chauncy, 1871-1947 person
correspondedWith LaPorte, Robert J. S. person
correspondedWith Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924 person
correspondedWith MacArthur, Douglas, 1880-1964. person
associatedWith Merrill, Aaron Stanton, 1890-1961. person
correspondedWith Moses, Stanford E. (Stanford Elwood), 1872-1950 person
correspondedWith Mumm, Orson D. person
associatedWith Naval Historical Foundation. corporateBody
correspondedWith Pope, R. E. (Ralph Elton), 1875-1959 person
correspondedWith Robinson, Charles N. (Charles Napier), 1849-1936 person
associatedWith Rodgers family family
correspondedWith Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1914-1988 person
correspondedWith Sellers, David Foote, 1874-1949. person
correspondedWith Sims, William Sowden, 1858-1936 person
correspondedWith Spafford, Edward E. (Edward Elwell), 1878-1941 person
correspondedWith Springer, J. D. person
correspondedWith Stark, Harold R. (Harold Raynsford), 1880-1972 person
correspondedWith Strauss, Lewis L. person
associatedWith United States. Navy corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Office of Naval Records and Library. corporateBody
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East Asia
United States
United States
East Asia
Naval libraries
International trade
Merchant marine
Naval aviation
Naval history--Societies, etc
Military readiness
Naval officers


Birth 1877-06-21

Death 1960-06-11




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SNAC ID: 31403028