Naval officer; born in Washington
, April 5, 1835; joined the navy Oct. 5, 1850; graduated at the United States
Naval Academy in 1856; served through the Civil War
, taking part in actions at Haines's Bluff, Yazoo River
, Milliken's Bend
, on the Mississippi River
, etc. He was appointed chief of the bureau of navigation in 1889; promoted rear-admiral in 1894; and retired on account of age in 1897.
In September, 1901, he was appointed a member of the Schley court of inquiry, in place of Rear-Admiral Howison
, who had been challenged by Rear-Admiral Schley
and released from service on the court.