Hayden, Edward Everett, 1858-1932

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U.S. naval officer and scientist.

From the description of Edward Everett Hayden family papers, 1817-1963 (bulk 1879-1932). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83826707

From the description of Papers, 1817-1965 (bulk 1879-1932). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 31605228

Biographical Note

  • 1858, Apr. 14: Born, Boston, Mass.
  • 1875: Appointed cadet midshipman, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.
  • 1879: Graduated fourth in class, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md. Assigned to the Kearsarge (screw sloop-of-war)
  • 1881: Assigned to the New Hampshire (ship)
  • 1882: Married Kate Reynolds
  • 1883: Special duty with the Smithsonian Institution and United States Geological Survey; suffered a severe fall while mountain climbing in Oregon, resulting in amputation of left leg.
  • 1884: Sent to Harvard College Observatory, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1885: Retired from active service due to physical disability
  • 1885 - 1886 : Assistant geologist, United States Geological Survey, Washington, D.C.
  • 1887 - 1893 : Marine meteorologist and editor of pilot charts, United States Hydrographic Office, Washington, D.C.
  • 1895 - 1897 : Secretary, National Geographic Society, Washington, D.C.
  • 1898: Sent to United States Naval Observatory, Mare Island, Calif.
  • 1899: Assigned to United States Hydrographic Office, Manila, Philippine Islands
  • 1900: Assigned to Office of Naval Intelligence, Washington, D.C.
  • 1901: Restored to active list, commissioned a lieutenant, then promoted to lieutenant commander
  • 1902 - 1910 : In charge of chronometers and time service, United States Naval Observatory, Washington, D.C.
  • 1905: Participated in United States Eclipse Expedition in Spain
  • 1910: Promoted to captain
  • 1910 - 1915 : Commandant, United States Naval Station and Seventh Naval District, Key West, Fla.
  • 1911 - 1912 : Assigned to United States Naval Home, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • 1912: Commanded Cuban Longitude Party
  • 1915 - 1921 : Court-martial duty, Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Va.
  • 1921: Retired with rank of rear admiral Returned to Washington, D.C., but traveled frequently, especially in Europe
  • 1932, Nov. 17: Died, Baltimore, Md.

From the guide to the Edward Everett Hayden Family Papers, 1817-1963, (bulk 1879-1932), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Collamer, Jacob, 1791-1865. person
associatedWith Davis, John, 1787-1854. person
associatedWith Hayden, Alfred, b. 1894. person
associatedWith Hayden family. family
associatedWith Hayden family. family
associatedWith Hayden family. family
associatedWith Hayden, Herbert B. (Herbert Bainbridge), 1885-1969. person
associatedWith Hayden, Mary Bainbridge, b. 1895. person
associatedWith Hayden, Reynolds, b. 1883. person
associatedWith Hayden, William, 1795-1880. person
associatedWith Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964. person
associatedWith National Geographic Society (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Reynolds, Joseph Jones, 1822-1899. person
associatedWith Staunton Military Academy. corporateBody
associatedWith United States Military Academy. corporateBody
associatedWith United States Naval Observatory. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Navy corporateBody
associatedWith Virginia Military Institute. corporateBody
associatedWith Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Key West Naval Station (Fla.)
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Florida--Key West
United States
Key West Naval Station (Fla.)
Florida--Key West
Washington (D.C.)
Key West Naval Station (Fla.)
New York (State)--West Point
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)--Louisiana
Presidents--United States--Election--1928
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Timekeeping--Research--United States
Navy-yards and naval stations--Florida--Key West
Meteorology Research
Postal service--Postmaster
Military education
Meteorology--Research--United States
Hydrography--Research--United States
Women journalists
Geography--Societies, etc
Military education--Virginia
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)--Texas
Hurricanes--Research--United States
Astronomical observatories--Washington (D.C.)
Astronomical observatories
Navy-yards and naval stations
Time--Systems and standards
Military education--New York (State)--West Point
Inventors--United States
Military cadets--United States
Naval officers
Scientists--United States


Birth 1858-04-14

Death 1932-11-17


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