Bowen, Harold Gardiner, 1883-1965

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Naval officer and engineer.

From the description of Harold Gardiner Bowen papers, 1907-1977 (bulk 1940-1959). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70979792

Vice Admiral Harold Gardiner Bowen served as the first Chief of Naval Research for the United States Navy. Born in 1883 in Providence, Rhode Island, Bowen graduated from the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1905 and was commissioned in 1907. After a stint as chief of the Bureau of Engineers, Bowen was appointed director of the Naval Research Laboratory in 1939 and served in that capacity until 1942. Bowen was decorated with the Distinguished Service Medal for his contributions to military research. Bowen died in 1965.

From the guide to the Harold Gardiner Bowen Papers, 1907-1955, 1930-1945, (Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections)

Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy.

Harold Gardiner Bowen, Jr., was born in Annapolis, Maryland, on October 15, 1912. He attended Armijo Union High School in Fairfield, California, and Bremerton High School, Bremerton, Washington, prior to entering the U.S. Naval Academy on July 15, 1929. He graduated fourth in the class of 1933 and was commissioned an Ensign on June 1, 1933, and through subsequent promotions attained the rank of Rear Admiral, to date from June 1, 1961. On April 3, 1967 the President nominated him for the rank of Vice Admiral, and the nomination was confirmed by the Senate on May 8, 1967. He commanded USS Conway, Samuel N. Moore, and Destroyer Division 92, and served in the Bureau of Ordnance, as Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence, and as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense.

From the description of Papers, 1929-1974. (Navy Department Library, Naval History & Heritage Command). WorldCat record id: 50078490

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creatorOf Harold Gardiner Bowen Papers, 1907-1955, 1930-1945 Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections.Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library. Public Policy Papers.
creatorOf Bowen, Harold Gardiner, 1883-1965. Harold Gardiner Bowen papers, 1907-1955 (bulk 1930-1945) Princeton University Library
creatorOf Bowen, Harold Gardiner, 1883-1965. Papers, 1929-1974. Operational Archive Branch, Naval History Center
creatorOf Bowen, Harold Gardiner, 1883-1965. Harold Gardiner Bowen papers, 1907-1977 (bulk 1940-1959). Library of Congress
referencedIn Edward Lindley Bowles Papers, 1869-1990, (bulk 1920-1982) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Harold Gardiner Bowen Papers, 1907-1977, (bulk 1940-1959) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Bowles, Edward Lindley, 1897-1990. Edward Lindley Bowles papers, 1869-1990 (bulk 1920-1982). Library of Congress
referencedIn Booz, Allen & Hamilton. Records, 1946-1973. Operational Archive Branch, Naval History Center
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correspondedWith Bowles, Edward Lindley, 1897-1990. person
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associatedWith Newcomen Society in North America. corporateBody
correspondedWith Nimitz, Chester W. (Chester William), 1885-1966 person
correspondedWith Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing), 1900-1965 person
correspondedWith Strauss, Lewis L. person
associatedWith Thomas Alva Edison Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith Thomas Alva Edition Foundation. corporateBody
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associatedWith United States. Navy Dept. Bureau of Engineering. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Office of Naval Research. corporateBody
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United States
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World War, 1939-1945--Equipment and supplies
Space flight
World War II
Ordnance, Naval
American history/20th century
American politics and government
Naval art and science--20th century
Naval research--United States--20th century
Marine engineering--20th century
Navy-yards and naval stations--20th century
World War, 1939-1945--Radar
Marine engineering--United States--20th century
Naval research--20th century
Metallurgy--Study and teaching
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, American
Navy-yards and naval stations--United States--20th century
Radar--Research
Uranium
Occupation
Naval officers
Marine engineers
Engineers--United States--20th century
Engineers--20th century.--United States
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Birth 1883

Death 1965

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