Rear Admiral Charles J. Badger

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Charles Johnston Badger

Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of Commodore Oscar C. Badger and Margaret M. Badger
Husband of Sophia Jane Badger
Father of Adm Oscar C. Badger, Medal of Honor
Brother of Annie M. Elliott

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About Rear Admiral Charles J. Badger

Charles Johnston Badger (August 6, 1853 – September 7, 1932) was an admiral in the United States Navy. His active-duty career included service in the Spanish-American War and World War I.

Life and naval career

The son of Commodore Oscar C. Badger (1823–1899), Charles Badger was born August 6, 1853 in Rockville, Maryland. He attended the United States Naval Academy, graduating in 1873. Badger served in Cincinnati (C-7) during the Spanish-American War, and climaxed his career as Commander in Chief, Atlantic Fleet. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for his contribution as chairman of the Navy General Board during World War I. Rear Admiral Badger died September 7, 1932 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.


Two Navy ships have been named in honor of R.Adm. Badger: USS Charles J. Badger (DD-657), and USS Badger (FF-1071).

Rear Admiral Badger was a cousin of Secretary of the Navy George E. Badger (1790–1865); Admiral Oscar C. Badger II (1890–1958) was his son.

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Rear Admiral Charles J. Badger's Timeline

Age 37
Washington, D.C.
Age 79