Rear Admiral Edward D. Taussig

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Edward David Taussig

Birthplace: St Louis, MO, USA
Death: Died in Newport, Newport, RI, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Charles Taussig and Anna Taussig
Husband of Ellen Taussig
Father of Vice Admiral Joseph K. Taussig and Charles Taussig
Brother of Lily Taussig; August Taussig; George W Taussig; Clara A Taussig; Richard A Taussig and 2 others

Occupation: Rear Admiral in the US Navy
Managed by: James J Blum
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About Rear Admiral Edward D. Taussig

He rose to the level of Rear Admiral in the US Navy. The USS Taussig DD-746 was named in his honor.

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 indigenous governor following the Treaty of Paris in which Spain ceded Guam to the U.S. 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 that served from 1863 to 1954 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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Rear Admiral Edward D. Taussig's Timeline

November 20, 1847
St Louis, MO, USA
Age 29
Newport, RI
January 29, 1921
Age 73
Newport, Newport, RI, USA