From a contemporary press report:
Clyde Benjamin Stevens Jr., 90, a retired Navy Rear Admiral, died of a stroke April 9, 1999, at a nursing home in Baltimore, Maryland.
Admiral Stevens earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering in 1930 from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis and a graduate degree in 1939.
He graduated from the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhoide Island, in 1947. He began his career in the U.S. Navy as an ensign and retired as a Rear admiral in 1959.
During World War II, he served as commanding officer on three submarines, the USS R-20, the S-33 and the Plaice.
From 1947 to 1950, and again from 1952 to 1959, Admiral Stevens controlled funding in the torpedo-production and underseas-weapons division of the Bureau of Ordnance in Washington, except for one year in 1954, when he was the commanding officer of a six-ship destroyer squadron.
From 1950 to 1952, he served on the fleet oil tank of the USS Platte.
After he retired from the Navy, Admiral Stevens was product manager at the auto-parts manufacturing company TRW Inc. in Cleveland, owned and managed an apartment building in Seattle, served as a research engineer at Boeing Co. in Seattle and later as a torpedo consultant.
Admiral Stevens' honors include a Decorated Navy Cross and Silver Star with oak leaf cluster.
He is survived by three children, Jane White of Riverdale, N.Y., Donald Stevens of Clarksville, Md., and Patricia Schley of Arlington, Wash.; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. May 5 at Fort Myer Chapel in Arlington. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery.
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