Treadwell, Theodore R. 1916-

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TREADWELL, Theodore R. 1916-

PERSONAL:

Born August 5, 1916, in Arlington, NJ; son of Theodore R., Sr. (a teacher) and Rebecca C. (a musician) Treadwell; married April 7, 1945; wife's name Elizabeth Ann (marriage ended, April 16, 1984); married March 12, 1988; wife's name, Elizabeth C.; children: Lucinda, Nancy Treadwell Moore, Daniel, Andrew, Theodore III. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Rutgers University, A.B., 1940; Harvard University, M.B.A., 1942. Politics: Independent. Religion: Protestant. Hobbies and other interests: Naval research, photography.

ADDRESSES:

Home—35 Valerie Lane, Danbury, CT 06811. E-mail—[email protected].

CAREER:

W. R. Grace and Co., distribution manager for Cryovac Division for eighteen years. Member of local Chamber of Commerce; community volunteer. Military service: U.S. Naval Reserve, active duty as commander during World War II; served in South Pacific; became lieutenant; received five battle stars.

WRITINGS:

Splinter Fleet: The Wooden Subchasers of World War II, Naval Institute Press (Annapolis, MD), 2000.

WORK IN PROGRESS:

A Taste of Salt, a naval biography; research on the submarine chasers of World War I and World War II.

SIDELIGHTS:

Theodore R. Treadwell told CA: "Too little is known about the class of naval warships known as 'subchasers.' The parts they played in World War II have been ignored or overlooked in history. They had a significant role in all theaters of the war, not only for anti-submarine patrol, but for landing control, shallow water minesweeping, search and rescue, gunboats, convoy screening, and harbor patrol.

"My writing process is agonizingly slow and methodical, in an effort to make the finished product clear and easy to read."