Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum


 Profile of  William D. Leahy
William
Brief profile :
Chief of Staff to Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy, 1942-1949
 
 
Online Photos: Leahy photos
 
Biographical sketch :  
1875 (May 6) Born, Hampton, Iowa
1897 Graduated, U.S. Naval Academy
1899 Commissioned Ensign, U.S. Navy
1916 Commander, U.S.S. Dolphin
1918 Promoted to Captain, U.S. Navy
1927-1931 Chief, Bureau of Ordnance, rank of Rear Admiral
1931-1933 Commander, Destroyers Scouting Force
1933-1935 Chief, Bureau of Navigation
1935-1936 Vice Admiral, Commanding battleships of Battle Force
1936-1937 Admiral, Commanding Battle Force
1937-1939 Admiral, Chief of Naval Operations
1939 Retired
1939 Governor, Puerto Rico
1940-1942 Ambassador to France
1942-1949 Chief of Staff to Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy
1944 Appointed Fleet Admiral, U.S. Navy
1959 (July 20) Died