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Sumner Ely Wetmore Kittelle

Sumner Ely Wetmore Kittelle
Born (1867-06-14)June 14, 1867
Peekskill, New York
Died December 29, 1950(1950-12-29) (aged 83)
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service 1889–1931
Rank Rear Admiral
Commands held GeorgiaUSS 
Battles/wars Spanish–American War
World War I
Awards Navy Cross

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

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


  • The 1899 Membership Register for The Empire State Society, S.A.R.
  • "SUMNER KITTELLE, RETIRED ADMIRAL." New York Times. New York, N.Y.: Dec 30, 1950. pg. 13, 1 pgs
  1. ^ "Military Times Hall of Valor : Awards for Sumner Ely Wetmore Kittelle". Retrieved 31 August 2010. 


In 1946, Kittelle wrote The Ketel family,: Also (Ketele, Kettele, Kettel, Kittelle and Kittle), a history of his family tree.

. He retired in 1931. Cavite" to destroy a shipyard at communists, he exposed a plot by "16th Naval District of the Commandant 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 [1]

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