Charles Johnston Badger
|Charles Johnston Badger|
August 6, 1853|
|Died||September 7, 1932(aged 79)|
|Place of burial||Arlington National Cemetery|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1873–1921|
|Commands held||U.S. Atlantic Fleet|
World War I
|Awards||Navy Distinguished Service Medal|
Early life and education
Badger served on the USS Cincinnati (C-7) during the Spanish–American War, and climaxed his career as Commander in Chief, Atlantic Fleet. He served as superintendent of the United States Naval Academy from 1907 to 1909.
He was an hereditary companion of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States as well as a member of the District of Columbia Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.
Badger married Sophia Jane Champlin (1860-1923) and had two children.
Their daughter was Elizabeth Champlin Badger (b. 1883), who married Captain H. F. Bryan, USN. They had three children.
Their son was Oscar Charles Badger II (1890 - 1958) who received the Medal of Honor for heroism at Vera Cruz in 1914 and went on to serve in both world wars. He retired from the Navy as an admiral in 1952.
Death and legacy
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