McGowan, Samuel, 1870-1934

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Naval officer, of Laurens Co., S.C.

From the description of Papers, 1910-1935. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19934348

Rear Admiral Samuel McGowan was born at Laurens, S.C.; was commissioned assistant paymaster 15 March 1894. On 1 July 1914 he was appointed paymaster general and Chief of the Bureau of Supplies and Accounts with the rank of rear admiral. Holding that office until his retirement in 1920, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for the preparation and execution of plans to maintain the fleets during World War I; served as Chief Highway Commissioner of S.C. during 1920s; died, 1934, at Laurens, S.C.; son of Homer L McGowan and Julia Farrow McGowan.

From the description of Samuel McGowan (1870-1934) papers, 1891-1929. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 62268751

Naval officer.

From the description of Samuel McGowan papers, 1883-1943 (bulk 1900-1920). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84557765

Biographical Note

  • 1870, Sept. 1: Born, Laurens, S. C.
  • 1889: A.B., University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C.
  • 1891.: LL.B., University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C
  • 1894: Appointed assistant paymaster, United States Navy
  • 1894 - 1897 : Duty in USS Minnesota, USS Dolphin, USS Marblehead, and USS Michigan
  • 1903 - 1908 . : Duty at Bureau of Supplies and Accounts, Washington, D.C
  • 1906: Promoted to pay inspector
  • 1908: Fleet paymaster, Atlantic Fleet
  • 1909: Purchasing pay officer, United States Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
  • 1910.: In charge of Naval Pay Office, United States Navy Yard, Philadelphia, Pa
  • 1913: Fleet paymaster, Atlantic Fleet
  • 1914 - 1920 : Paymaster general, United States Navy, and chief, Bureau of Supplies and Accounts, with rank of rear admiral
  • 1920: Retired from the United States Navy
  • 1925: Member, highway commission, South Carolina
  • 1934, Nov. 11: Died, Laurens, S. C.

From the guide to the Samuel McGowan Papers, 1883-1943, (bulk 1900-1920), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Moorefield, Charles Henry, 1883-1936. Charles Henry Moorefield papers, 1914-1948. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf McGowan, Samuel, 1870-1934. Papers, 1910-1935. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf McGowan, Samuel, 1870-1934. Samuel McGowan (1870-1934) papers, 1891-1929. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf Samuel McGowan Papers, 1883-1943, (bulk 1900-1920) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Benson, William Shepherd, 1855-1932. William Shepherd Benson papers, circa 1791-1952 (bulk 1915-1928). Library of Congress
creatorOf McGowan, Samuel, 1870-1934. Samuel McGowan papers, 1883-1943 (bulk 1900-1920). Library of Congress
referencedIn Josephus Daniels Papers, 1829-1948, (bulk 1913-1921) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Daniels, Josephus, 1862-1948. Papers of Josephus Daniels, 1806-1948 (bulk 1913-1921). Library of Congress
referencedIn William Shepherd Benson Papers, circa 1791-1952, (bulk 1915-1928) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
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associatedWith Andrews, Philip, 1866-1945. person
associatedWith Baruch, Bernard M. (Bernard Mannes), 1870-1965. person
correspondedWith Benson, William Shepherd, 1855-1932. person
correspondedWith Bonaparte, Charles J. (Charles Joseph), 1851-1921 person
correspondedWith Cowie, Thomas Jefferson, 1857-1936 person
associatedWith Daniels, Josephus, 1862-1948. person
associatedWith Dewey, George, 1837-1917. person
associatedWith Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931. person
correspondedWith Gonzales, Ambrose Elliott, 1857-1926 corporateBody
correspondedWith McGowan family family
correspondedWith McGowan family family
associatedWith Moorefield, Charles Henry, 1883-1936. person
associatedWith Richmond and Danville Railroad Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. person
associatedWith South Carolina. Dept. of Transportation corporateBody
correspondedWith Tillman, Benjamin R. (Benjamin Ryan), 1847-1918 person
correspondedWith United States. Navy corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Navy. Paymaster General. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Navy. Supply Corps. corporateBody
correspondedWith Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924 person
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World War, 1914-1918
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Birth 1870-09-01

Death 1934-11-11

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