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Admiral Richard Harrison Jackson, class of 1887

Admiral Richard Harrison Jackson, class of 1887.
Title: Admiral Richard Harrison Jackson, class of 1887.
Caption: Photograph taken in 1968, when Jackson was 102, making him the oldest living Annapolis graduate.
Description: Then-Capt. Jackson served in France throughout World War I, first as VAdm. William Sims' liaison, then as naval attaché. After the war, he eventually became a vice admiral himself, and was commander of the U.S. Battle Fleet. He lived until 1971, when he died at the age of 105. Prior to his death, he was the oldest living graduate of any military academy.
Catalog #: NH 66243
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