ARMY & NAVY: John Henry

ARMY & NAVY

In 1872 the late Admiral John Henry Russell, who 22 years before graduated with the first class ever turned out by the U. S. Naval Academy, was stationed in California. There Admiral Russell became the father of a son who was named John Henry Jr. A few years later when the younger John Henry wanted to get an appointment to the Academy from his native State none was available. But he got in to see President Cleveland and asked for a Presidential appointment. Cleveland made a grimace: "I'm a little disappointed...

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