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William Harrington Leahy
Rear Admiral, United States Navy
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Rear Admiral William Harrington Leahy was born on 27 October 1904 in San Francisco, California. He appeared in the census on 29 January 1920 in Washington, D.C.  He was the son of Fleet Admiral William Daniel Leahy, United States Navy.

He graduated in 1927 from the US Naval Academy. He was an Ensign in the US Navy in 1930.

As a Captain, he was Acting Shipyard Command, Norfolk Naval Shipyard between 30 June 1953 and 11 August 1953 in Norfolk, Virginia.

As a Rear Admiral, he was Shipyard Commander, Norfolk Naval Shipyard between 30 June 1958 and 29 June 1960 in Norfolk, Norfolk County, Virginia.

He retired on 1 June 1961. He died on 12 May 1986 in Chevy Chase, Montgomery County, Maryland.

Rear Admiral William Harrington Leahy and Elizabeth Marbury Beale were married on 23 July 1927 in Georgetown, District of Columbia.  Reverend E. Wall presiding  They appeared in the census on 2 Apr 1930 in Washington, D.C.

 Elizabeth Marbury Beale (daughter of Robert Somervell Beale and Sophia Clarkson Stuart) was born on 25 May 1904.  She appeared in the census on 12 Jan 1920 in Washington, D.C. She died on 4 May 1987 in Chevy Chase, Montgomery County, Maryland. Rear Admiral William Harrington Leahy and Elizabeth Marbury Beale had the following children: Louise Harrington Leahy (born between May 1928 and Apr 1929) and Robert Beale Leahy.

WH Leahy Gravesite PHOTO
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 1999

WH Leahy Gravesite PHOTO
Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, July 2007


Posted: 14 September 2006 Updated: 8 July 2007
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