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Stafford, Edward Peary, 1918-2013


  • [Edward Peary Stafford (b. July 16, 1918, Portland, Maine-d. September 24, 2013, Melbourne, Florida), son of Marie Peary and Edward Stafford, grandson of Arctic explorer Robert Edwin Peary, was a graduate of Western High School in Washington, D.C., and then a graduate of Dartmouth College. He was a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy both during and after World War II. Later in this career, he was a speech writer on the staff of the Secretary of the Navy, the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. He authored The Big E, The Far and the Deep, Little Shig, Big War, and numerous articles about the U.S. Navy and Admiral Robert E. Peary.]
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    • Stafford, Edward P. (Edward Peary), 1918-2013
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    • found: His The Big E, 1962.
    • found: His Little ship, big war, 1984:t.p. (Edward P. Stafford)
    • found: His Subchaser to Sicily, c1988:CIP t.p. (Edward P. Stafford) data sheet (b. 7-16-1918)
    • found: Information from 678 converted Dec. 17, 2014(former officer in Navy)
    • found: Edward Peary Stafford collection, 1878-1974:(retired U.S. Navy officer and writer; b. Portland, Maine, July 16, 1918; son of Marie Peary and Edward Stafford; graduated from Western High School, Washington, D.C., 1937; attended Dartmouth College and in 1941 was commissioned an ensign in the Naval Reserve; during World War II commanded a submarine chaser in the Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea, then executive officer of a destroyer escort in the Pacific; following the war, graduated from Dartmouth in 1946, and received a commission in the U.S. Navy as a lieutenant commander; retired from active duty in 1963, but returned in 1966 as a historian on the staff of the commander-in-chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor; later served as a speech writer on the staff of the Secretary of the Navy, the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration; retired in 1980; authored The Big E, The Far and the Deep, Little Ship, Big War, and numerous articles about the U.S. Navy and Admiral Robert E. Peary) - https://catalog.archives.gov/id/3440951
    • found: ObitsforLife.com, Sept. 4, 2015(Commander Edward P. Stafford, USN (Ret) was born in Portland Maine, July 16, 1918 to Edward Stafford, a Washington DC attorney, son of Wendell Phillips Stafford, a sitting justice on the District of Columbia Supreme Court and Marie Peary Stafford, daughter of Rear Admiral Robert E. Peary, USN, arctic explorer and discoverer of the North Pole; died September 24, 2013, Melbourne, Florida) - http://www.obitsforlife.com/obituary/774453/Stafford-Edward.php
    • found: OCLC, Sept. 4, 2015(hdgs.: Stafford, Edward P.; Stafford, Edward P. (Edward Peary), 1918-; Stafford, Edward Peary; Stafford, Edward Peary, 1918-; Stafford, Edward Peary, Commander; usage: Edward P. Stafford; Edward Peary Stafford; Commander Edward Peary Stafford)
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    • [Edward Peary Stafford (b. July 16, 1918, Portland, Maine-d. September 24, 2013, Melbourne, Florida), son of Marie Peary and Edward Stafford, grandson of Arctic explorer Robert Edwin Peary, was a graduate of Western High School in Washington, D.C., and then a graduate of Dartmouth College. He was a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy both during and after World War II. Later in this career, he was a speech writer on the staff of the Secretary of the Navy, the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. He authored The Big E, The Far and the Deep, Little Shig, Big War, and numerous articles about the U.S. Navy and Admiral Robert E. Peary.]
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    • 1983-01-20: new
    • 2015-09-05: revised
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