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Rodgers in a photograph by Mathew Brady

Christopher Raymond Perry Rodgers (4 November 1819 – 8 January 1892) was an officer in the United States Navy. He served in the Mexican-American War, the American Civil War, as Superintendent of the Naval Academy, and Commander-in-Chief of the Pacific Squadron.

Biography[]

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Rodgers was the son of George Washington Rodgers and Anna Maria Perry. His maternal grandfather was Christopher Raymond Perry.

Rodgers was appointed a midshipman in 1833. During the Mexican-American War, he participated in the siege of Vera Cruz. Promoted to Commander in 1861, Rodgers served on the USS Wabash at the battle of Port Royal and helped in the capture of Fort Pulaski.

He was promoted to Captain in 1866, Commodore in 1870, and Rear Admiral in 1874. Rodgers acted as the superintendent of the Naval Academy from 1874 through 1878, and again in 1880 through the following year, retiring in 1881.

He died in Washington, D.C., and is buried in Annapolis, Maryland.

See also[]

  • List of Superintendents of the United States Naval Academy

Template:Start box Template:S-aca |- style="text-align: center;" |- style="text-align:center;" |width="30%" align="center" rowspan="1"|Preceded by
John L. Worden |width="40%" style="text-align: center;" rowspan="1"|Superintendent of United States Naval Academy
1874-1878 |width="30%" align="center" rowspan="1"| Succeeded by
Foxhall A. Parker |- |- style="text-align: center;" |- style="text-align:center;" |width="30%" align="center" rowspan="1"|Preceded by
George B. Balch |width="40%" style="text-align: center;" rowspan="1"|Superintendent of United States Naval Academy
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Francis Munroe Ramsay |- |}

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