Historical records matching Rear Admiral Edward D. Taussig
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–).