Annapolis in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Named in Honor of Fleet Admiral William Danial Leahy United States Navy
— (6 May 1875 - 20 July 1959) —
Class of 1897, United States Naval Academy
USS Oregon, Battle of Santiago, 3 July 1898
Chief, Bureau of Ordnance, 1927-1931
Commander, Destroyers, Scouting Force, 1931-1933
Chief, Bureau of Navigation, 1933-1935
Vice Admiral, Commanding Battleships, Battle Fleet, 1935-1936
Commander-In-Chief, Battle Fleet, 1936-1937
Chief of Naval Operations, 1937-1939
Governor of Puerto Rico, 1939-1940
United States Ambassador to France, 1940-1941
Chief of Staff to the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, 1942-1949
As senior member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Fleet Admiral Leahy became a principal architect of the Allied Victory in World War II, and rendered outstanding services to Presidents Roosevelt and Truman
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • War, World II • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #33 Harry S. Truman series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 3, 1898.
Location. 38° 58.985′ N, 76° 29.278′ W. Marker Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 Truxton Road, Annapolis MD 21402, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Tripoli Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Tripoli Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Made from USS Lexington Recycled Plastic Waste (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 14cm 3.5 inch Gun (about 300 feet away); Preble Hall (about 300 feet away); U.S. Naval Academy Museum (about 300 feet away); Sampson Hall (about 300 feet away); The English Frigate “Augusta” (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Annapolis.
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