Thomas C. Hart

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Birthday
12, 1877
Birthplace
Michigan
Death Date
Jul 4, 1971 (94)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
12, 1877
Birthplace
Michigan
Death Date
Jul 4, 1971 (94)

About

U.S. Navy admiral who served from the Spanish American War through World War II.

Before Fame

He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and subsequently served as a junior officer on submarines and surface craft. In 1917, he received his first major military command position.

Trivia

He was a strong proponent of submarine warfare, and he pushed Navy leadership to obtain and study captured German U-boats from World War I.

Family Life

His daughter married the grandson of President Woodrow Wilson.

Associated With

President Franklin D. Roosevelt awarded him with the Gold Star during World War II for his actions in the weeks following the Attack on Pearl Harbor.