Thomas A. King was born in 1921, I have searched many places and could not find out anything about his family, education or much less anything about his early years. He joined the United States Merchant Marine Academy.
As a young officer he served on supply ships in the Pacific Theater of World War II. He saw service in New Guinea, the Solomon Island, Guadalcanal, Luzon, Manila and Corregidor. He also saw action during the Korean War. In 1951, he joined the United States Maritime Administration. He rose through the ranks where he was commissioned a United States Maritime Service Rear Admiral. He was named the Superintendent of the Academy in 1980, where he retired in 1987. He died in 2012, he was 91.
What you may not know about Real Admiral King is that he was the first graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York in 1942.
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