Charles Maynard Cooke
Admiral, United States Navy
and Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs: July 2007
Charles Maynard Cooke (1886-1970)
Born on December 19, 1886 in Fort Smith, Arkansas.
B.S. from the University of Arkansas in 1905. Graduated from Annapolis in 1910 and commissioned in 1912.
Commanding Officer of submarines E-2 1915-1916 and R-2 and S-5 1919-1920. Commander of Submarine Division Eleven May 1931-May 1933. Graduated from the Naval War College in 1934. Commandant of the Guantanamo Bay Naval Station 1934-1936. War Plans Officer with the United States Fleet 1936-1938.
Commanding Officer of the Pennsylvania February 1941-June 1942. Rear Admiral in June 1942. Assistant Chief of Staff (Plans) to Commander in Chief, United States Fleet 1942-1945. Vice Admiral in September 1944.
Assignments after the war included Commander of Seventh Fleet December 1945-February 1948. Retired as Admiral in May 1948. Decorations included the Distinguished Service Medal.
Died on December 24, 1970.