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
Location. 38° 58.985′ N, 76° 29.278′ W. Marker is in Annapolis, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is at the intersection of Truxton Road and Parker Lane on Truxton Road. Touch for map. On the grounds of the United States Naval Academy. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 Truxton Road, Annapolis MD 21402, United States of America.
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 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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Credits. This page was last revised on March 12, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 11, 2018, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 11, 2018, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.