American war hero who was a United States naval officer and Commodore known for various naval victories in the early 19th century. He was the first post-Revolutionary War hero.
He attended the Protestant Episcopal Academy and went to the University of Pennsylvania for a year in 1795.
Five U.S. Navy ships have been named USS Decatur in honor of him.
He married Susan Wheeler in 1806 and they never had children.
Franklin D. Roosevelt urged the U.S. Post Office to issue postage stamps in his honor.