Paul Foley, Jr.
Rear Admiral, United States Navy
in 1909, he graduted from the United States Naval Academy in 1929. He was
an early Naval Avitor.
During World War II he served in the Aleutian Command, earning the Bronze Star and Legion of Merit. He was a polo partner of Army General George S. Patton, Jr. in Hawaii before World War II.
His postwar service was with the Sixth Fleet in the Medietrranean. He was commander of the Command and Staff at the Naval War College in 1953 and in 1958 was Chief of Staff, United States Navy Postgraduate School.
After retiring from the Navy in 1969 he was on the administrative staff of Hofstra University, Long Island, New York, where he supervised the construction of most of the buildings there. He was also Chairman of the Nassau County (NY) Chapter of the Americn Red Cross.
He died of congestive heart failure in Manhasset,
New York, on July 7, 1990 and was buried in Section 8 of Arlington National
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Legion of Merit