Capt. A.M. Proctor, 35 Years In Navy
Retired Officer Who Fought in Spanish and World Wars
Captain Andre' Morton Proctor, United States navy, retired, of the Hotel Windsor, veteran of the Spanish-American and World Wars, died on Thursday of a heart ailment at the Brooklyn Naval Hospital after a short illness. His age was 64.
Born in Maysville, Ky., Captain Proctor was graduated in 1893 from the United States Naval Academy. In 1898, with this country at war with Spain, he was stationed aboard the auxiliary cruiser Gloucester, formerly the yacht of the elder J. P. Morgan, when that vessel took part in the defeat of Admiral Cervera's fleet off Santiago de Cuba.
Captain Proctor won the Specially Meritorious medal, War with Spain, and "for eminent and conspicuous conduct in battle" was advanced five numbers in seniority. He served thereafter in Cuban and Philippine waters and served two tours in Chinese waters. During the Work War Captain Proctor commanded a flotilla of the First Destroyer Force of the Atlantic Fleet abroad. for his services he received the Victory Medal and the Mobile Base Clasp. In 1919 he was on duty in London.
He commanded the battleship Texas in 1922-24. After that he was attached to the New York Navy Yard until his retirement in 1928. Captain proctor was an expert on marine engineering. He belonged to the University Club and the New York Yacht Club. A brother, Colonel John R. Proctor Jr., United States Army, retired, now living in Paris, survives.
Captain Proctor will be buried in Arlington.
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