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us: Caldwell, H. H.


  • [Harry Handly Caldwell graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1891. He served as Admiral Dewey's flag secretary aboard the cruiser Olympia. It was Caldwell who received notification that the Spanish American War had been declared and delivered the news to Dewey. He was present aboard the Olympia during the naval Battle of Manila Bay. During WWI, he commanded the Amphitrite, the guard ship of New York Harbor. After the war, in collaboration with his wife, Katharine Hilliker, he wrote plays and movie scenarios, and acted as production editor on many well-known films. He was the father of Captain Harry H. Caldwell, also a submarine officer in the U.S. Navy.]

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    • found: 7th heaven [MP] 1927: credits (edited and titled by H.H. Caldwell)
    • found: New York times, viewed online via Proquest Historical Newspapers, December 10, 2014 April 28, 1939, p. 25 (Captain Harry Handly Caldwell; died, April 27, 1989 in Brooklyn, N.Y.; retired naval officer, former aide to Admiral George Dewey, pioneer in submarines; author and playwright; married to Katharine Hilliker)
    • found: Find a grave WWW site, viewed December 10, 2014 (Harry Caldwell; born on February 5, 1873 in St. Louis, Missouri; served in the U.S. Navy until his retirement in 1909, when he joined the Naval Reserve; returned to active duty during World War I; became a motion picture writer and editor after the war)
    • notfound: Performing arts biog. master index, 1983.
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    • [Harry Handly Caldwell graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1891. He served as Admiral Dewey's flag secretary aboard the cruiser Olympia. It was Caldwell who received notification that the Spanish American War had been declared and delivered the news to Dewey. He was present aboard the Olympia during the naval Battle of Manila Bay. During WWI, he commanded the Amphitrite, the guard ship of New York Harbor. After the war, in collaboration with his wife, Katharine Hilliker, he wrote plays and movie scenarios, and acted as production editor on many well-known films. He was the father of Captain Harry H. Caldwell, also a submarine officer in the U.S. Navy.]
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