Burke, Arleigh A.

Burke, Arleigh A. (Albert)

(1901–  ) naval officer; born in Boulder, Colo. He entered the navy in 1923 and performed with distinction in World War II. He was a strategic plans director (1952–54) and the chief of naval operations (1955–61). He pursued business interests after his retirement.
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