Sumner Ely Wetmore Kittelle’s biography, net worth, fact, career, awards and life story

Intro United States admiral
Was Military officer 
From United States of America 
Type Military 
Social science 
Gender male
Birth 14 June 1867, Peekskill
Death 29 December 1950
(aged 83 years)

Sumner Ely Wetmore Kittelle (June 14, 1867 – December 29, 1950) was a rear admiral in the United States Navy and a veteran of the Spanish–American War and World War I. He was also the third military Governor of the United States Virgin Islands. Late in life, he also became an author and published a book on his family’s genealogy.
Kittelle was born in Peekskill, New York. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1889. He was awarded the Navy Cross for his service during World War I, as commander of the battleship Georgia of the Atlantic Fleet. He was promoted to rear admiral in 1921 and made Governor of the Virgin Islands, a position he held only until 1922. Almost immediately on becoming Governor, he sacked the civilian colonial assembly. In 1927, while a commandant of the 16th Naval District, he exposed a plot by “communists” to destroy a shipyard at Cavite. He retired in 1931.
In 1946, Kittelle wrote The Ketel family,: Also (Ketele, Kettele, Kettel, Kittelle and Kittle), a history of his family tree.


Preceded by
Joseph Wallace Oman
Governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands
Succeeded by
Henry Hughes Hough