Edward D. Taussig

Rear admiral in the United States Navy (1847–1921) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Edward David Taussig (November 20, 1847  January 29, 1921) was a decorated Rear Admiral in the United States Navy. He is best remembered for being the officer to claim Wake Island after the Spanish–American War, as well as accepting the physical relinquishment of Guam by its Spanish governor following the Treaty of Paris in which Spain ceded Guam to the United States following nearly 300 years of colonial rule. Taussig briefly served as Governor of Guam. He was the first of a four-generational family of United States Naval Academy graduates including his son, Vice Admiral Joseph K. Taussig (1877–1947), grandson Captain Joseph K. Taussig Jr. (1920–1999), and great-grandson, Captain Joseph K. Taussig USMC (1945–).

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Edward David Taussig
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Captain Taussig (probably onboard Massachusetts)
Born(1847-11-20)November 20, 1847
St. Louis, Missouri
DiedJanuary 29, 1921(1921-01-29) (aged 73)
Newport, Rhode Island
Place of burial
AllegianceUnited States of America
Service/branchInfantry_battalion_flag_of_the_United_States_Navy.svg United States Navy
Years of service1863–1909, 1918
RankUS-O8_insignia.svg Rear admiral
Commands heldBennington
Yorktown
Enterprise
Independence
Massachusetts
Indiana
Fifth Naval District
Battles/warsCivil War
Spanish–American War
Philippine–American War
China Relief Expedition
World War I
RelationsVice Admiral Joseph K. Taussig (son); Captain Joseph K. Taussig Jr. (grandson)
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