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date: 15 December 2019

Rodman, Hughlocked

(06 January 1859–07 June 1940)
  • William R. Braisted

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Rodman, Hugh (06 January 1859–07 June 1940), naval officer, was born in Frankfort, Kentucky, the son of Hugh Rodman, a physician, and Susan Ann Barbour. The Rodmans were of the local slaveowning elite. Nothing is known of his early education. Probably more interested in fun than in matters intellectual, Rodman finished second from the bottom of sixty-one graduates in the class of 1880 at the naval academy at Annapolis. Like his contemporaries, Rodman moved up slowly, from midshipman in 1882 to lieutenant in 1897. His early sea duty included cruising on the gunboat ...

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