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Frank Thomson Leighton
Rear Admiral, United States Navy
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REAR ADMIRAL F. T. LEIGHTON
Former Commandant of New Orleans in Navy for 38 Years

NEWPORT, Rhode Island, November 23, 1943 Rear Admiral Frank T. Leighton, UISN, former naval district commandant at New Orleans, died today at Newport Naval Hospital at the age of 58.

Born in Pennsylvania, he was appointed to the U. S. Naval Academy in 1905.  He was also an alumnus of the Naval War College in Newport.

Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery.



FT Leighton Gravesite PHOTO October 2009
Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, October 2009

LEIGHTON, FRANK THOMSON
REAR ADMIRAL U S NAVY R I
DATE OF DEATH: 11/23/1943
BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 4223-G 5
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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Posted: 22 January 2008 Updated: 28 October 2009
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