Frederick Vallette McNair

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Admiral Frederick Vallette McNair (13 January, 1839 – 28 November, 1900) served in the United States Navy.

His son, Frederick Vallette McNair, Jr., also served in the Navy during the Dreadnought Era.

Life & Career

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Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Edward A. Terry
Commandant of Cadets, Naval Academy
1878 – 1883
Succeeded by
Norman von H. Farquhar
Preceded by
Commander, Asiatic Squadron
21 Dec, 1895[1]
Succeeded by
George Dewey
Preceded by
Philip H. Cooper
Superintendent of the Naval Academy
15 Jul, 1898 – 15 Mar, 1900
Succeeded by
Richard Wainwright


  1. Register of Officers, 1896. p. 4.