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Hanson, Edward William (1889-1959)


Photograph of Edward W. Hanson

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Hanson commanded a battleship division during the Marshalls, Philippines and Okinawa campaigns.

Hanson had served as naval governor of American Samoa prior to war, and supported the policy of "benign neglect" that minimized interference with native customs.

Service record

1889-2-12

Born at Alexandria, Minnesota
1911
Ensign
Graduates fron Naval Academy
1917
Lieutenant junior grade     
Commander, DD Dale
1925

Naval War College
1936-7-1
Commander
Commander, PG Erie
1038-6-26

Naval governor, American Samoa
1940-7-11
Captain Commander, Naval Station Tutuila
1941-10-1     
     
Commander, CA Indianapolis
1943-12
Rear admiral     
Commander, Battleship Division 9
1945-8

Commander, Navy Yard, Pearl Harbor
1948-2-13     

Commander, 15 Naval District
1951
Vice admiral
Retires
1959-10-18     

Dies at San Diego

References

FindAGrave.com (accessed 2012-11-4)

Morison (1951)
Naval Historical Center (accessed 2009-2-16)
Pettibone (2007)

Tapituea (2011-6-22; accessed 2012-11-4)

TogetherWeServed.com (accessed 2012-11-4)


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