LEIGH, Richard Henry, ADM

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Last Rank
Admiral
Last Primary NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1933-1934, General Board, Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)
Service Years
1891 - 1934
Admiral
Admiral

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Home State
Mississippi
Mississippi
Year of Birth
1870
 
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Home Town
Batesville (Panola County)
Last Address
LEIGH, RICHARD HENRY
ADMIRAL US NAVY RETIRED
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 1891-1934
DATE OF DEATH: 02/04/1946
DATE OF INTERMENT: 03/27/1946
BURIED AT: SECTION 4 SITE 3055 SS
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Died in Long Beach, CA 1946

Date of Passing
Feb 04, 1946
 
Location of Interment
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Battle Streamers : Spanish-American War 1898 • China Relief/Boxer Rebellion • The Great War (WWI)


Leigh, Richard H.

Richard Henry Leigh (1870-1946), of Batesville, Admiral of the U.S. Navy and Commander in Chief of the U.S. Fleet from 1932-1934. Admiral Leigh served as Chief of Staff to Admiral Sims during World War I, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Fleet, Chief of the Bureau of Navigation of the Navy Department, Commander of Battle Force, U.S. Fleet, and Commander in Chief until his retirement for physical disability in 1934. He served as a delegate to the Disarmament Conference at Geneva in 1933 and at London in 1934.

   
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Graduated from the US. Naval Academy 1891
Ensign, United States Navy, 1891
Vice Admiral 1930
Admiral 1931



RICHARD HENRY LEIGH
ADMIRAL US NAVY RETIRED
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 1891-1934

DATE OF BIRTH: 08/12/1870
DATE OF DEATH: 02/04/1946

BURIED NEXT TO HIS WIFE

MINNIE (BARKSDALE) LEIGH
DATE OF BIRTH: 09/27/1871
DATE OF DEATH: 02/09/1966


BURIED AT: SECTION 4  SITE 3055 SS
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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 Duty Stations
US NavySubmarine Chasers (SC)Naval War College (Faculty Staff)Commander, U.S. Atlantic Fleet  (COMLANTFLT)
Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)COMSIXTHFLTSecretary of the Navy (SECNAV)
  1900-1900, USS Oregon (BB-3)
  1913-1915, USS Galveston (CL-19)
  1915-1917, Bureau of Engineering
  1917-1918, Submarine Chasers (SC)
  1919-1920, Bureau of Navigation
  1920-1923, USS Tennessee (BB-43)
  1924-1925, Naval War College (Faculty Staff)
  1926-1927, Commander, U.S. Atlantic Fleet (COMLANTFLT)
  1927-1930, Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)
  1927-1930, Bureau of Navigation
  1930-1931, Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
  1931-1932, COMSIXTHFLT
  1931-1932, USS California (BB-44)
  1932-1933, Commander in Chief, United States Fleet (CINCUS)
  1933-1934, General Board, Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval AcademyNaval War College
  1887-1891, United States Naval Academy
  1924-1925, Naval War College
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  Feb 04, 1946, Bio: Admiral Richard Henry Leigh3
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