James Lemuel Holloway, Jr - Annapolis MD
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 38° 59.216 W 076° 29.414
18S E 370931 N 4316382
Quick Description: US Navy Admiral. Superintendent of the US Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland from 1947 to 1950, Chief of Naval Personnel from 1953 to 1957, and Commander in Chief of all US Navy forces in the eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean from 1957 to 1959.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 7/8/2020 7:34:56 PM
Waymark Code: WM12RRM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:
He is buried in the United States Naval Academy Cemetery in Section 2.

His son, James Lemuel Holloway III, also attained the rank of admiral in the US Navy and served as Chief of Naval Operations from 1974 until 1978.
From Find A Grave: US Navy Admiral. He served as superintendent of the US Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland from 1947 to 1950, Chief of Naval Personnel from 1953 to 1957, and Commander in Chief of all US Navy forces in the eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean from 1957 to 1959, in which capacity he commanded the 1958 US in Lebanon. As founder of the Holloway Plan, he was responsible for creating the modern Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps. Born James Lemuel Holloway, Jr. in Fort Smith, Arkansas, his father was the superintendent of schools there before entering Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri in 1900 to become an osteopath. His family moved to Dallas, Texas where his father practiced osteopathy and he participated in football at Oak Cliff High School and was a member of the debate team. After graduating from high school in 1915, he was unable to secure an appointment to the US Military Academy at West Point, New York, and applied for and passed the entrance examinations for the US Naval Academy. He graduated in June 1918 near the bottom of the accelerated class of 1919, and was commissioned an ensign. His first assignment was to the destroyer USS Monaghan, operating out of Brest, France as part of the destroyer force tasked with anti-submarine patrols against German U-boats in European waters and was promoted to the rank of lieutenant (Junior grade) in September of that year. In January 1919 he was assigned to the battleship USS Florida, a tour that included duty as aide and flag lieutenant to Rear Admiral Frederick B. Bassett, Jr. In August 1921 he was assigned to destroyer duty, briefly commanding the destroyer USS Wainwright before serving as executive officer of the destroyer USS McCormick until June 1922, when he was promoted to full lieutenant and assigned as executive officer of the destroyer USS Truxtun for two years of sea duty in the Far East with the Asiatic Fleet. He returned to the US in July 1924 and he served as an instructor at the US Naval Academy in the Department of Ordnance and Gunnery until June 1926, he began a two-year tour aboard the battleship USS West Virginia. From August 1928 until June 1930 he served as aide and flag lieutenant on the staff of Rear Admiral Harris Laning, Chief of Staff of the Battle Fleet and subsequently Commander Battleship Division Two. He remained Laning's aide for the first two years of the admiral's next assignment as President of the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, then had duty as assistant gunnery officer aboard the battleship USS Nevada from June 1932 until May 1933, when he was again assigned as aide and flag lieutenant to now-Vice Admiral Laning, Commander Cruisers Scouting Force. In June 1933 he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant commander. The following year he commanded the destroyer USS Hopkins, flagship of Commander, Destroyer Squadron Three in the Pacific Fleet. In June 1935 he was transferred to the Navy Department in Washington, DC for three years of duty with the Gunnery Section of the Fleet Training Division, then was navigator of the battleship USS Idaho from 1938 until July 1939, when he assumed command of the cargo ship USS Sirius and was promoted to the rank of full commander. In September 1939 he became chief of staff to Rear Admiral Hayne Ellis, commander of the Atlantic Squadron, in which capacity he directed the expansion and deployment of the Atlantic Squadron for Neutrality Patrol operations after the outbreak of World War II in Europe. In October 1940 he was assigned as officer in charge of the gunnery section of the Fleet Training Office in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, DC, where he was serving at the time of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. He had applied for immediate sea duty after the Pearl Harbor attack and in May 194, he assumed command of Destroyer USS Squadron Ten (Desron 10), a newly built and newly commissioned member of the Atlantic Fleet.

Date of birth: 6/20/1898

Date of death: 1/11/1984

Area of notoriety: Military

Marker Type: Monument

Setting: Outdoor

Fee required?: No

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