Alexander, George, CAPT

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1938-1938, Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)
Service Years
1906 - 1938
Captain
Captain

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Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
1884
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
State of Ohio
Last Address
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Date of Passing
Jul 01, 1969
 
Location of Interment
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Wall/Plot Coordinates
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US Navy Retired 30


 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge


 Military Association Memberships
United States Naval Academy Alumni Association
  1937, United States Naval Academy Alumni Association - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Captain George Andrew Alexander
35th Naval Governor of Guam

Alexander served as the Governor of Guam from June 21, 1933 to March 27, 1936. He supported the local effort to obtain United States citizenship for all residents of Guam, sending a petition requesting the right and signed by 2,000 Guamanians to the President of the United States. He revolutionized the Guam legal system, replacing old Spainish-style laws with the Code of Guam, a set of laws based on the California Codes. Though the Guam Museum opened in 1933, Alexander officially made it a government institution by executive order. Though the government of Guam recommended him for promotion to Rear Admiral, he retired from the Navy as a Captain. During WWI he commanded the USS Yacona providing Atlantic convoy service. His last command at sea was the USS Arizona BB-39.
   
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 Duty Stations
Naval War College (Faculty Staff) USS Carronade (IFS-1)USS Rochester (CA-2)US Navy
Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVO)NAVBASE GuamUSS Arizona (BB-39)Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)
  1916-1917, 111X, Naval War College (Faculty Staff)
  1917-1921, USS Carronade (IFS-1)
  1923-1924, USS Rochester (CA-2)
  1928-1929, 111X, USS Selfridge (DD-320)
  1929-1931, Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVO)
  1929-1931, Naval Support Depot/Seattle, WA
  1931-1933, 111X, USS Medusa (AR-1)
  1933-1936, 111X, NAVBASE Guam
  1936-1937, USS Arizona (BB-39)
  1938-1938, Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1917-1918 World War I
  1917-1918 World War I/Convoy Duty - Azores and Gibraltar areas
  1917-1918 World War I/Atlantic Convoy
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval AcademyNaval War College
  1902-1906, United States Naval Academy
  1916-1917, Naval War College
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Jul 27, 1921, USS YACONA (SP-617) steam ship formerly the Gem and Amelia
  Oct 19, 2013, General Photos
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