William Butler Remey

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Colonel William Butler Remey, (1840 – 20 January, 1895) served in the United States Marine Corps and served over twelve years as the U.S. Navy's first Judge Advocate General, ending in 1892.

Life & Career

Remey entered the Navy in 1861.

He passed away at the Somerville Insane Asylum (now McLean Hospital) of paresis. A curious note: in the 1990s the editor visited a friend who had been committed to McLean whom was also a descendant of Rear-Admiral Tufton Percy Hamilton Beamish.

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Political Appointments
Preceded by
Judge Advocate General of the Navy
1880[1] – 1892[2]
Succeeded by
Samuel C. Lemly


  1. Wikipedia.
  2. Wikipedia.