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Walter Stratton Anderson
Vice Admiral, United States Navy
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Biography and Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, May 2007

Walter Stratton Anderson (1881-1981). Born on October 4, 1881, in Carlinville, Illinois.

Graduated from Annapolis in 1903 and commissioned in 1905.

Post graduate study in naval ordnance 1906-1907. Gunnery officer, then Executive Officer aboard the Arizona in World War I.

Graduated from the Naval War College in 1921. Naval Attache in London 1934-1936. Rear Admiral in July 1936.  Commander of Cruiser Division Four 1937-1939. Director of naval intelligence 1939-1941.

Commander of battleships in the Pacific Fleet 1941-1942. President of the Naval Board of Inspection and Survey 1942- 1944. Commandant of 7th Naval District 1944-1945. Vice Admiral in April 1945.

Retired in March 1946.  Decorations included the Legion of Merit.  Died on October 24, 1981.

WS Anderson USNA Photo
U. S. Naval Academy Photo From Bill Gonyo, January 2010
 

WS Anderson Gravesite PHOTO



ANDERSON, WALTER STRATTON
VA United States Navy 
DATE OF BIRTH: 10/04/1881
DATE OF DEATH: 10/24/1981
BURIED AT: SECTION 1  SITE 1846
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

ANDERSON, VIRGINIA
DATE OF BIRTH: 06/22/1874
DATE OF DEATH: 07/15/1966
BURIED AT: SECTION 1  SITE 1846
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
 W/O WS ANDERSON, VA, USN


Posted:  6 May 2007 Updated: 15 January 2010
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