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Mark Lambert Bristol

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Rank  Admiral
Name  Mark Bristol

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Born  April 17, 1868 Glassboro, New Jersey (1868-04-17)
Allegiance  United States of America
Battles/wars  Spanish–American War • Battle of Santiago de Cuba World War I Turkish War of Independence
Died  May 13, 1939, Washington, United States
Education  United States Naval Academy
Battles and wars  Spanish–American War, Battle of Santiago de Cuba, World War I, Turkish War of Independence

Service/branch  United States Navy

Mark Lambert Bristol (April 17, 1868 – May 13, 1939) was a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy.

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Biography

He was born on April 17, 1868, in Glassboro, New Jersey. Bristol graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1887. During the Spanish–American War, he served aboard the battleship USS Texas and participated in the Battle of Santiago de Cuba. From 1901 to 1903, he served as aide to the Commander-in-Chief North Atlantic Fleet. He commanded the battleship USS Oklahoma during World War I.

He served as the United States' High Commissioner in Turkey (1919–1927). His correspondence and other documents he gathered are often cited during discussions on numerous events of that era, including Turkish-Armenian relations, where he played a significant and controversial role in his opposition to Armenian aspirations and American involvement in assuming a mandate in Armenia, and the 1922 burning of Smyrna.

In 1927, Rear Admiral Bristol assumed command of the Asiatic Fleet. He helped found the American Hospital in Nişantaşı, İstanbul in 1920, as well as the annexed nursing school which is named after him to this day (Admiral Bristol Nursing School).

Bristol served as chairman of the General Board of the United States Navy from 1930 until 1932. He died on May 13, 1939. After his death, in 1945 he was honored with American Hospital in Turkey, Therefore, the name of the hospital changed to Admiral Bristol American Hospital.

Namesakes

Two ships have been named USS Bristol in his honor.

References

Mark Lambert Bristol Wikipedia


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