Thursday, February 16, 2017

William S. Sims becomes President of the Naval War College

On this day in 1917.

A Canadian by birth, but of American parents, he had been in  the U.S. Navy since 1880 following his graduation from the Naval Academy. The forward looking Sims would go on to command on U.S. Naval forces operating from the United Kingdom during World War One.  He resumed the post of President of the Naval War College in 1919 and won the Pulitzer Prize for his book Victory At Sea in 1921.  He retired at the mandatory age of 64 in 1922 but was still in the public eye in 1925 when he appeared on the cover of Time magazine.

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