National Affairs: TOP MAN OF THE NAVY

Nominated by President Truman to be U.S. Chief of Naval Operations and Navy member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: Admiral William Morrow Fechteler (pronounced Fek'-tel-er).

Born: March 6, 1896, in San Rafael, Calif.; eldest son of the late Rear Admiral Augustus Fechteler, Annapolis '77. His German-born father captained the gunboat Concord at Manila, commanded the Fifth Naval District from 1918 to 1921, when he retired and died soon after. His brother Frank (Annapolis '18) was killed testing his plane for the 1922 Detroit Air Races.

Education: Public schools, Washington, D.C.; U.S. Naval Academy....

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