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Kirk, Alan Goodrichlocked

(30 October 1888–15 October 1963)
  • David MacGregor


Kirk, Alan Goodrich (30 October 1888–15 October 1963), naval officer, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of William Thomson Kirk, a wholesale grocer, and Harriet Goodrich. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1909, served in the Asiatic Fleet, and during the First World War was an ordnance specialist at the Naval Proving Ground in Dahlgren, Virginia. He married Lydia Selden Chapin, daughter of a in 1918; the couple had three children. During the 1920s he was executive officer of the presidential yacht ...

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