Rear Admiral, United States Navy
Tuesday, February 15, 2005
Courtesy of the Washington Post
John Harllee, 91, a retired Navy Rear Admiral and former chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission, died February 5, 2005, of pneumonia at the Maplewood Park Place assisted living and nursing home in Bethesda, Maryland.
As a Lieutenant, he was stationed at Pearl
Harbor when Japan attacked on December 7, 1941. During World War II, he
commanded a torpedo boat squadron in the Southwest Pacific that was awarded
the Presidential Unit Citation. He received the Silver Star and Legion
Admiral Harllee served as chairman of Citizens for Kennedy and Johnson in northern California during the 1960 presidential campaign. Kennedy appointed him to the newly formed Federal Maritime Commission in 1961. He was promoted to chairman of the commission in 1963 and was reappointed by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1965. He retired in 1969.
He then worked as a maritime consultant until 1974. He traveled extensively to more than 30 countries around the world, including Morocco, Turkey, Russia and China.
He wrote articles for professional magazines as well as three books, "The Marine from Manatee: A Tradition of Rifle Marksmanship" (1984), "Terror and Triumph: The Saga of Frank Carden" (1990) and "From Ships Destroyed to Ships Enjoyed: One Man's Experiences at Sea From Pearl Harbor to the Captain's Table" (1997).
He was born in Washington, the son of Marine Corps Brigadier General William C. Harllee and Ella Fulmore Harllee. He graduated from Western High School, the U. S. Naval Academy and the Naval War College.
He was a former Washington resident and a member of the Chevy Chase Club, PT Boats Inc., Peter Tare, the Army-Navy Club of Washington, the New York Yacht Club and the National Press Club.
His first wife, Jo Beth Carden Harllee, whom he married in 1937, died in 1985. His second wife, Helen Tewksbury King Harllee, whom he married in 1986, died in 2001.
Survivors include a son from his first marriage,
John Harllee Jr. of Washington; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
DATE OF DEATH: 04/12/1985
DATE OF INTERMENT: 04/15/1985
BURIED AT: SECTION 6 SITE 5683 SH
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
WIFE OF HARLLEE, JOHN RADM US NAVY
HARLLEE, HELEN KING
HARLLEE, ELLA F
On Saturday, February 5, 2005 at his residence in Bethesda, Maryland. Beloved husband of the late Jo-Beth Carden and the late Helen Tewksbury King. He is survived by one son, John Harllee, Jr.; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Interment service with Full Navy Honors will
be held at Arlington National Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. on March 11, 2005.