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Lewis Compton (7 November 1892 – 24 October 1942) was an officer in the United States Navy during the war.

Born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, Compton enrolled in the United States Naval Reserve 22 March 1917. After active duty in World War I, he continued to take part in training until resigning from the Reserve 1 July 1932.

After a career of public service in New Jersey, he became special assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy. He himself was Assistant Secretary of the Navy from 9 February 1940 to 13 February 1941.

He died in New York 24 October 1942.

Namesake

USS Compton (DD-705) was named for him.

See also

References

This article includes text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.

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