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Percy Wright Foote
Rear Admiral, United States Navy
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Born at Bearing River, North Carolina, August 13, 1879, he graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1901 and from the Naval War College in 1920. He married Genevieve Clary, October 1, 1910.

PW Foote As Commander USN, Library of Congress PHOTO Submitted By Bill  Gonyo

Courtesy of the Library of Congress
Received From Bill Gonyo

He was commissioned an Ensign in 1901 and advanced through the grades to Rear Admiral in 1936, in recognition of distinguished service in combat with the enemy during World War I. He retired from active duty in 1936, but was recalled to active duty in 1942 and assigned as Inspector, U.S. Navy Material Command, Houston, Texas. He retired again in 1945 at the conclusion of World War II.

During World War I, he commanded the USS President Lincoln which was sunk in an engagement with German submarine U-90 in 1918. He served as an Aide to the Secretary of the Navy, 1918-21 and them commanded forces from the USS Baltimore during the Chinese uprising, Shanghai, in 1905. 

He was commander Pennsylvania Motor Police, 1937-39. He received the Meritorious Medal of Pennsylvania by Governor George JH. Earl for service in "leading a great program for highway safety." He was also decorated with the Order of the Crown of Belgium by King Albert in 1919; the Distinguished Service Medal for performance of duty in World War I. He was a Mason, a Democrat and an Episcopalian.  He authored "Electric Propultion of Battleships." 

He died on June 23, 1961 and was buried in Section 2 of Arlington National Cemetery.  His wife, Genevieve Clary Foote (1881-1969) is buried with him.

PW Foote Gravesite PHOTO
Photo By Michael Robert Patterson, 1999

PW Foote Gravesite PHOTO
Photo courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, March 2006

FOOTE, GENEVIEVE C WIDOW OF PERCY WRIGHT

DATE OF BIRTH: 12/06/1881
DATE OF DEATH: 07/27/1969
DATE OF INTERMENT: 07/30/1969
BURIED AT: SECTION Z  SITE 3676 RH
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
WIFE OF PW FOOTE - RADM USN

FOOTE, PERCY WRIGHT
R/ADM US NAVY
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF BIRTH: 08/13/1879
DATE OF DEATH: 06/23/1961
DATE OF INTERMENT: 06/30/1961
BURIED AT: SECTION 2  SITE 3676 LH

ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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