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About George Dewey
George Dewey graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at the age of 20 years. After leaving the Academy, he was assigned to the USS Mississippi as an executive lieutenant during the start of the Civil War. After participating in a number of battles, he was elevated to the position of lieutenant commander.
He was assigned to different ships and undertook many assignments before he was moved to the commodore rank in 1896. Dewey became a national hero during the infamous Spanish–American War where he led a fleet of American battle ships to sink their Spanish counterparts on the Pacific. He was also an instrumental figure during the Battle of Manila.
He was the son of medical doctor Julius Yemans Dewey, who helped to establish the National Life Insurance Company. His mother was called Mary Perrin, and grew up with three siblings.
He had a son with Susan called George. He was later married to Mildred M. Hazen.
He briefly studied at Norwich University before he joined the U.S. Naval Academy.
He reached the Admiral of the Navy rank before retiring from the service, becoming the first officer to attain that position. He was also decorated with other medals including the Civil War Campaign Medal, and Spanish Campaign Medal.
In 1889, the City of Dewey in Oklahoma, which was named after the former Navy officer, was established.
He was an active politician and attempted to contest for the Democratic presidential position in 1900. He later withdrew and supported William McKinley.
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F.A.Q. about George Dewey
When is his birthday?
George Dewey's birthday is on December 26, 1837.
In how many days is his birthday?
George's birthday is in 326 days
How old was George when he died?
He was 79 years old.
When did he die?
He died in January 16, 1917.
How old would he be today?
George Dewey would be 185 years old if he was alive today.
Where was George from?
He was born in Montpelier, Vermont, U.S..