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Albany in Shackelford County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Rear Admiral Emory Arden Grantham

1914 - 1998

 
 
Rear Admiral Emory Arden Grantham Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 27, 2015
1. Rear Admiral Emory Arden Grantham Marker
Inscription. Arden Grantham moved to Albany as a small child and grew up here. In 1930, he was considered one of the most brilliant students ever to graduate from Albany High School. Albany Congressman Thomas L. Blanton secured him an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1933. He also excelled academically there, graduating with distinction as third in a class of 323 members in 1937. His senior year he was regimental commander. After graduation, he was sent to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology at Cambridge for further study in ship design and received a Master of Science Degree in 1941. He was appointed Assistant Hull Superintendent for new construction at the Puget Sound Naval Ship Yard at Bremerton, Washington until 1944 when he became Assistant Planning Officer at the Pearl Harbor Naval Ship Yard. In that wartime capacity, he was decorated for Meritorious Achievement in returning damaged ships to action. In 1948, he completed a course in advanced management at Harvard Business School and then served in various capacities before returning to the Bureau of Ships as head of the Hull Arrangements, Armament and Structural Branch in 1955. In 1967, he became Deputy Commander for Fleet Maintenance Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. For this service he was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal. In 1972, he was assigned as
Heroes' Monument image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 27, 2015
2. Heroes' Monument
Grantham bas relief portrait and biographical tablet is on the right
Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics and Management to the Commander in Chief, U.S. Naval Forces, Europe. In that capacity he was awarded a gold star in lieu of a second Legion of Merit medal. He retired in 1974 after 37 years of faithful service to his country and died in Hawaii in 1998. Throughout his Naval career, he listed his home address as Albany, Texas.
 
Erected 2006.
 
Location. 32° 43.388′ N, 99° 17.813′ W. Marker is in Albany, Texas, in Shackelford County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of S. 2nd Street (State Highway 6) and S. Main Street (U.S. 283), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located in the northwest corner of the grounds of the Shackelford County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 225 S. Main St, Albany TX 76430, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lt. Colonel William Edwin Dyess (here, next to this marker); James Robert Green (here, next to this marker); Lt. General Robert Boyd Williams (here, next to this marker); Lt. Col. William E. Dyess (here, next to this marker); Shackelford County War Memorial (a few
Soldiers and Sailors Markers<br>at Shackelford County Courthouse Grounds image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 27, 2015
3. Soldiers and Sailors Markers
at Shackelford County Courthouse Grounds
steps from this marker); Texas Cattle Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Jack Shackelford (within shouting distance of this marker); First Producing Oil Well in West Texas (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Albany.
 
More about this marker. The marker is part of the Albany Heroes' Monument created by Duke Sundt. The monument includes bas relief portraits and biographical tablets for Lt. General Robert Boyd Williams, Lt. Colonel William Edwin Dyess, and Rear Admiral Emory Arden Grantham.
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Shackelford County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 27, 2015
4. Shackelford County Courthouse
Marker is in northwest corner of the courthouse grounds
View to Northwest towards Intersection<br>of S. Main Street (US 283) and S. 2nd Street (SH 6) image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 27, 2015
5. View to Northwest towards Intersection
of S. Main Street (US 283) and S. 2nd Street (SH 6)
Courthouse Grounds image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 27, 2015
6. Courthouse Grounds
View to southeast across S. 2nd Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 16, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 241 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 16, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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