George Dewey

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Admiral of the Navy George Dewey (26 December, 1837 – 16 January, 1917) served in the United States Navy.

Life & Career

Dewey was appointed Secretary to the Light-House Board on 1 May, 1878.[1]

See Also


  • Dewey, Adelbert Milton (1899). The life and letters of Admiral Dewey. New York: Eaton & Mains.
  • Dewey, George (1916). Autobiography of George Dewey, Admiral of the Navy. Reprint editon. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.
  • Spector, Ronald H. (1988). Admiral of the New Empire: The Life and Career of George Dewey. Reissue edition. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press.
  • Young, Louis Stanley (1899). Life and Heroic Deeds of Admiral Dewey. Boston: James H. Earle.


Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
William P. McCann
Captain of U.S.S. Pensacola
10 Mar, 1885[2]
Succeeded by
Arthur R. Yates
Preceded by
Winfield S. Schley
Chief of Bureau of Equipment
1890 – 1892
Succeeded by
French E. Chadwick
Preceded by
Frederick V. McNair
Commander, Asiatic Squadron
3 Jan, 1898
Succeeded by
Albert S. Barker
Preceded by
New Office
President, General Board
29 Mar, 1900[3] – 1917
Succeeded by
Charles H. McMorris


  1. Register of Officers, 1882. p. 10.
  2. Register of Officers, 1887. p. 6.
  3. Register of Officers, 1909. p. 6.