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Adapted from "Truman Handy Newberry, Secretary of the Navy," ZB File, 31 August 1918, Navy Department Library

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Truman Handy Newberry

5 November 1864 - 3 October 1945


Portrait of Secretary of the Navy Truman Handy Newberry

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Newberry, Truman Handy, Ex-Secretary of the Navy: born Detroit, 5 Nov. 1864; S. John S. and Helen Parmelee (Handy) N.; Ph.B., Yale University, 1885 (honorary A.M., same 1910) m. Harrett Josephine Barnes, of Brooklyn, 7 Feb. 1888.  Supt. construction, p.m. and gen. frt. & pass. agt. Detroit, Bay City & Alpena Ry., 1885-7: pres. and trea. Detroit Steel & Spring Co., 1887-1901; pres.[ident] and treas.[ury] Detroit Steel Casting Co.: v.p. [Vice President] Mich. telephone Co.; mem. exec. com. & dir Union Trust Co., Ry,. Steel Spring Co.,; dir. State Savings Bank, Parke, Davis & Co., Cleveland Cliffs Iron Co., Union Depot and Station Co., Union Elevator Co.   One of organizers Mich. State Naval Brigade, serving as landsman, 1895, lt. and navigator, 1897-8; commd. in US Navy as lt. (jr. grade), May 1898, and served on USS Yosemite through Spanish Amer.War; Col. and A.D.C.[Aid de Camp] to the Gov. Mich. N.G., 1899; Asst. SEc. of Navy 1905-8, Sec. of Navy in cabinet of Pres.[ident] Roosevelt, 1 Dec. 1908-6 mar. 1909.  Lt. Cmdr. USN Fleet Reserve, 6 June 1917, and asst. to commandant 3d Naval Dist. NY.  Repbulican Presbyn.: Pres.[ident] Grace Hospital (Detroit) Author: Log of the USS Yosemite, 1899. Home - Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich.  Office: Ford Bldg., Detroit.

He died 3 October 1945.

 

Who's Who 1918-1919.

 

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Published: Thu Sep 21 11:21:28 EDT 2017