Jackson, Richard Harrison, ADM

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1927-1930, Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)/General Board
Service Years
1887 - 1930

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Home Town
Tuscumbia, AL
Last Address
Coronado, CA

Date of Passing
Oct 02, 1971
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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Here is a poem to act as a guide to adventuresome living.
It was written by Rear Admiral R. H. Jackson (deceased):


Count your garden by the flowers,
Never by the leaves that fall.
Count your day by golden hours,
Don't remember clouds at all.

Count your nights by stars, not shadows,
Count your life by smiles, not tears,
And, with joy on every birthday,
Count your age by friends -- not years.

Other Comments:

Admiral Jackson was 105 years old when he died.

He was discharged from the service in 1889 due to low class standing and unable to be promoted to Ensign. Then in 1890 due to his heroics in Guam during a typhoon a special dispensation was made for him and he was reinstated in 1890.

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US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)US NavySecretary of the Navy (SECNAV)Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)/Defense Attache Office (DAO)
Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI)NAVFAC BermudaCNO - OPNAV
  1883-1887, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1887-1888, USS Boston (1884) Cruiser
  1888-1889, USS Trenton (1877) Screw Steamer
  1889-1890, Broken Service
  1892-1894, USS Yorktown (PG-1)
  1896-1898, USS Puritan (BM-1)
  1898-1899, USS Puritan (BM-1)
  1899-1900, Surface Vessels USS G-H
  1900-1902, USS Nashville (PG-7)
  1905-1908, USS Colorado (ACR-7)
  1908-1910, Indian Head
  1910-1911, Cavite Philippines
  1911-1911, USS Albany (CL-23)
  1911-1912, USS Helena (PG-9)
  1912-1913, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1913-1915, Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)/General Board
  1915-1917, USS Virginia (BB-13)
  1917-1918, United States Embassy Paris France
  1918-1919, Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI)
  1919-1921, NAVFAC Bermuda
  1921-1922, Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)/General Board
  1922-1923, Commander Battleship Division 3
  1923-1925, CNO - OPNAV
  1925-1926, Commander Battle Ship Divisions Battle Fleet
  1926-1927, Commander Battle Fleet
  1927-1930, Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)/General Board
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1889-1889 Samoan Typhoon
  1898-1898 Spanish-American War
  1917-1918 World War I
  1941-1941 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Attack on Pearl Harbor
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United States Naval Academy
  1883-1887, United States Naval Academy
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