Naval officer; born in New York City, Dec. 11, 1797; entered the United States navy as midshipman in September, 1811; was under Macdonough
, on Lake Champlain
, and received a sword from Congress for his services there.
He accompanied Porter
against the pirates in the West Indies
in 1823, and became master-commander in 1837.
He was commissioned captain in 1844, and was in active service in the West Indies
and on the Pacific coast
; and for the important services which he rendered the State
in suppressing the filibuster Walker
, that republic gave him a sword.
He was made a rear-admiral on the retired list (1861). In command of the navyyard at Brooklyn
(1862-65) he did excellent service in preparing ships for the different squadrons, and in 1866 was governor of the Philadelphia Naval Asylum
was a son of John Paulding
, one of the captors of Major
He died in Huntington, L. I.
, Oct. 20, 1878.