Charles Johnston Badger – Rear Admiral, United States Navy

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Born at Rockville, Maryland, on August 6, 1853, the son of Commodore Oscar Charles and Margaret M. (Johnston) Badger. He was appointed to the United States Naval Acaemy at large by President Ulysses S. Grant in 1869, graduating in 1873. He married Sophia J. Champlin, October 4, 1882.

He was promoted to Captain, July 1, 1907. He served as Superintendent of the Naval Academy, 1907-09; commanded the battleship USS Kansas, 1909-11; promoted to Rear Admiral, March 8, 1911. He was retired by operation of law, August 6,1915, but continued on active duty as a member of the Navy General Board until February 28, 1921. He lived thereafter in Cleveland Park, D.C.

He died on September 7, 1932 and was buried in Section 2 of Arlington National Cemetery.

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Rear Admiral Charles J. Badger was born in Rockville, Maryland, 6 August 1853, the son of Commodore Oscar C. Badger.

He was appointed the U.S. Naval Academy by President Grant in 1869. Following graduation , he served various assignments on Artic, Atlantic, and Asiatic stations. Seeing his first action aboard Cincinnati at Matanzas Cuba during the Spansih American war. He later commanded the Newark and Chicagoand the battleship Kansas. Promoted to Rear Admiral in 1911, he served commander, second division, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, and later Commander in Chief , U.S. Atlantic Fleet (1913-1914).

Admiral Badger retired in 1921 and died 7 September 1932.

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BADGER, CHARLES J

  • United States Navy
  • DATE OF DEATH: 09/08/1932
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 2  SITE 3761
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

BADGER, SOPHIA J

  • DATE OF DEATH: 06/10/1923
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 2  SITE 3761ES
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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