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George Francis Cuttter
Commodore (Paymaster), United States Navy
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Courtesy of Michael Stein:

GEORGE FRANCIS CUTTER
PAYMASTER GENERAL, U. S. NAVY
 Born 1819
Died September 1, 1890

Purser June 5, 1844
Pay Director March 3, 1871
Paymaster General November 18, 1877 (with relative rank of Commodore)

Captain´s Clerk, USS Cyane, Mediterranean Squadron 1838-41
Served with USS Truxton, Coast of Africa 1844-45
Served with USS. Truxton, Gulf of Mexico April-August 1846
Wrecked and taken prisoner by Mexicans, released on parole September 1846 Exchanged December 1846
Served with USS Franklin 1846-48
Served with USS Albany, Gulf of Mexico 1848-50
Served with USS Ohio 1851-54
Served with USS Massachusetts, Pacific Squadron 1854-57
Served at Portsmouth Navy Yard 1857-60
Served with USS Richmond, Mediterranean Squadron 1860-61
Served with USS Richmond, Western Gulf Squadron 1861-63
Fleet Paymaster (on board USS Jacinto), East Gulf Blockading Squadron 1863
Inspector of Provisions & Clothing, Boston Navy Yard 1864-67
Purchasing Paymaster, New York 1867
Fleet Paymaster (on board USS Piscataqua), Asiatic Squadron 1867-69
Inspector of Provisions & Clothing, Boston Navy Yard 1870-72
Inspector of Provisions & Clothing, New York Navy Yard 1872-73
Purchasing & Disburching Officer, New York 1873-77
General Inspector of Provisions & Clothing 1877
Chief, Bureau of Provisions & Clothing, US. Navy 1877-81
Retired August 30, 1881

Commodore Cutter was laid to rest in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery.  Buried with him is his wife, Mary Louisa Cutter.

Paymaster Cutter was born in Massachusetts in 1819.  Research continues.

GF Cutter Gravesite PHOTO

GF Cutter Gravesite PHOTO
Photos By M. R. Patterson, October 2002 


Posted: 4 May 2003 Updated: 26 May 2003  Updated: 18 September 2005