Lawrence Heyworth Jr.

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Lawrence Heyworth Jr.
Born(1921-02-10)February 10, 1921
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
DiedMay 4, 2003(2003-05-04) (aged 82)
Virginia Beach, Virginia, U.S.
AllegianceUnited States
Service/branchUnited States Navy
Years of service1942–1973
RankRear admiral
Commands heldSuperintendent of the United States Naval Academy
Battles/warsWorld War II
AwardsLegion of Merit
Navy and Marine Corps Medal
Bronze Star Medal (2)
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal

Lawrence Heyworth Jr. (February 10, 1921 – May 4, 2003) was a rear admiral in the United States Navy. He was superintendent of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, from June 22 to July 20, 1968.[1] He was a 1943 graduate of the Naval Academy. He was one of the 32 finalists for NASA Astronaut Group 1 in 1959, but ultimately was not selected.[2] His grandson is Lieutenant Commander Lawrence Heyworth IV, who served as commanding officer of USS Sentry from December 2015 to April 2017.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Burgess, Colin (17 August 2011). Selecting the Mercury Seven: The Search for America's First Astronauts. ISBN 9781441984050.
  2. ^ Burgess, Colin (2011). Selecting the Mercury Seven: The Search for America's First Astronauts. Chichester, UK: Springer Science+Business Media. pp. 117–123. ISBN 978-1-4419-8404-3.
  3. ^ "LCDR Lawrence Heyworth IV". www.public.navy.mil. Retrieved 2018-01-12.