William Daniel Leahy
Fleet Admiral William Daniel Leahy (6 May, 1875 – 20 July, 1959) served in the United States Navy. During the Second World War he was Chief of Staff to President Roosevelt and also served as ambassador to Vichy France.
Life & Career
William Daniel Leahy was born in Hampton, Iowa on 6 May, 1875. He was appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy from Wisconsin and entered the Naval Academy on 19 May, 1893. He graduated with the Class of 1897 as part of the Engineer Division, which by the regulations of the time prevented from appointment to command positions.
- Adams, Henry H. (1985). Witness to Power: The Life of Fleet Admiral William D. Leahy. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press.
|Captain of U.S.S. Sands
10 Nov, 1920
Robert L. Ghormley
Claude C. Bloch
|Chief of the Bureau of Ordnance
14 Oct, 1927 – 1 Jun, 1931[Inference]
Edgar B. Larimer
Frank B. Upham
|Chief of the Bureau of Navigation
1 Jul, 1933 – 30 Jun, 1935[Inference]
William H. Standley
|Chief of Naval Operations
2 Jan, 1937 – 1 Aug, 1939
Harold R. Stark
- Register of Officers, 1897. p. 64.
- Register of Officers, 1902. pp. 36-37.
- Register of Officers, 1904. pp. 36-37.
- Register of Officers, 1912. pp. 24-25.
- Register of Officers, 1920. p. 14.
- Register of Officers, 1924. p. 14.
- Register of Officers, 1938. p. 14.
- Register of Officers, 1930. pp. 12-13.
- Register of Officers, 1934. pp. 26-17.
- Register of Officers, 1934. pp. 14-15.
- Register of Officers, July 1936. pp. 16-17.