From a contemporary press report:Elliott Bowman Strauss, 100, a Navy Rear Admiral who retired in 1952 as Chief of the Strategic Applications and Policy Branch of the Navy Department's Strategic Plans Division, died of pneumonia August 19, 2003, at home in Washington.
Admiral Strauss was born in Washington and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1923. From 1935 to 1937, he was Assistant Naval Attache at the U.S. Embassy in London. Early in World War II, he served in London on the staff of Admiral Louis Mountbatten of the British Navy, and he participated in the Allied raid on Dieppe on the French coast in 1942. Later in the war, he commanded an attack supply transport in the Pacific and participated in the landings on Okinawa in 1945.
After retiring from the Navy, Admiral Strauss served in foreign assistance and security assignments, including duty in Paris, Tunisia and the Malagasy Republic. He was director of the school of engineering at Bucknell University.
He was a former director and chairman of the board of the Naval Historical Foundation.
His marriage to Lydia Archbold ended in divorce.
Survivors include his wife, Beatrice Phillips Strauss of Washington; three children from his first marriage, E. MacGregor Strauss of Newport, Rhode Island, Dr. Armar A. Strauss of Pacific Palisades, California, and Lydia S. Delaunay of Paris; a son from his second marriage, Christopher J. Strauss of Trabuco Canyon, California; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
STRAUSS, ELLIOTT B
- CAPT US NAVY
- VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 02/01/1930 – 07/01/1953
- DATE OF BIRTH: 03/15/1903
- DATE OF DEATH: 08/19/2003
- DATE OF INTERMENT: 09/10/2003BURIED AT: SECTION 2 SITE 1165-SH
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