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Vice Admiral Jules James

Vice Admiral Jules James

Male 1885 - 1957  (72 years)

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  • Name Jules James 
    Title Vice Admiral 
    Born 14 Feb 1885  Danville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Mar 1957  Bethesda Naval Hospital Bethesda, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Green Hill Cemetery Danville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I21515  My Reynolds Line
    Last Modified 27 Oct 2019 

    Father John William James,   b. 17 Apr 1851, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1928, Danville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Anne Maria Jones,   b. 1851, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1931, Danville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 1875 
    Family ID F8048  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Jules James
    Jules James
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    Documents
    Vice-Admiral Jules James-Obit
    Vice-Admiral Jules James-Obit
    The Baltimore Sun
    Mar 13, 1957
    Vice-Admiral Jules James-Funeral Services
    Vice-Admiral Jules James-Funeral Services
    The Danville Bee
    Mar 15, 1957

    Histories
    Commander Jules James-Awarded Legion Of Honor Of France
    Commander Jules James-Awarded Legion Of Honor Of France
    The Danville Bee
    Jul 1, 1926

  • Notes 
    • Jules James was born in Danville, Virginia, where he studied at Virginia Military Institute preparatory to entering the U. S. Naval Academy at Annapolis. In 1928 he married Eleanor Standish Gamble, niece of U.S. Secretary of War Henry Stimson.

      Commissioned ensign in the U.S. Navy in 1910, James subsequently served as White House aide to President Woodrow Wilson (1912-1913), and Assistant Naval Attache to the American embassies in France, Spain, and Portugal (1923-1926). At times between 1926 and 1934 he was navigator on the USS Florida (BB-30); commanded the USS Edsall (DD-219), with which he participated in the Yangtze River patrol; served as naval aide for the Governor-General of the Philippines; attended the Naval War College; and commanded the Destroyer Division 6, Battle Force, U.S. Fleet.

      In 1937 he directed the fitting out of the light cruiser USS Philadelphia (CL-41), which he then commanded. From 1939 to 1941, he served as assistant director and acting director of the Office of Naval Intelligence. In 1941 he became commander of the newly acquired U.S. Naval Operating Base on Bermuda, where he also commanded the combined U.S. and British local defense forces. In 1943 Admiral James assumed command of the Sixth Naval District, headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina, and the Charleston Navy Yard. In 1945 he became commander of U.S. Naval Forces in Mediterranean waters and retired from active duty in 1946.

      Following his naval career, James became a special representative in Europe for the National Lead Company

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  • Sources 
    1. [S32] Find-A-Grave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/65837978/jules-james.