Military veteran significant for starting to be the initial person in USA history to achieve the ranking of Admiral from the Navy. As Admiral, he became well-known for his success in the Fight of Manila Bay through the Spanish-American Battle. He began participating in Norwich Military College in 1852 and was accepted in to the Naval Academy in 1854. A particular military decor, the Dewey Medal, was made in his honor, producing him among the small couple of Us citizens ever to use a governmental medal bearing his very own image. He wedded his first wife Susan, with whom he previously a son called George, in Oct 1867. After her loss of life, he got remarried to Mildred M. Hazen. He was a regular horseback-riding partner of Leader Theodore Roosevelt.