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Dewey, George, 1837-1917

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Personal name headingDewey, George, 1837-1917
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Birth date18371226
Death date19170116
Place of birthMontpelier, Vt.
Place of deathWashington, D.C.
AffiliationUnited States. Navy
Profession or occupationAdmirals
Found inEnglish Wikipedia website, viewed Aug. 6, 2012 (George Dewey (December 26, 1837--January 16, 1917) was an admiral of the United States Navy. He is best known for his victory at the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War. He was also the only person in the history of the United States to have attained the rank of Admiral of the Navy, the most senior rank in the United States Navy; Born: December 26, 1837; Montpelier, Vermont; Died: January 16, 1917 (aged 79) Washington, D.C.)