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1975-1987
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1975-1987
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eng
Summary
Papers, 1975-1987, of Miles P. DuVal (1896-1989) of Washington D.C. consisting of correspondence concerning his research on the Panama Canal, James Monroe (1758-1831) and the Monroe Doctrine, and congratulations from U.S. Senators on his 90th birthday; biographical sketches of DuVal; notes on DuVal from alumni publications including Georgetown University and the Naval War College Newsletter; certificates from the Military Order of the World Wars and from Marquis Who's Who Publications Board; talks by DuVal on James Monroe and on the Panama Canal; excerpts from senators' speeches in the CONGRESSIONAL RECORD on Harry Flood Byrd (1887-1966), the Panama Canal, Nicaragua, the Monroe Doctrine, arms control, and the Soviet Union; biographical sketches of William Lewis Herndon (1813-1857), William Pope Duval (1784-1854), and Patrick Henry (1736-1799); articles on George Washington (1732-1799) and Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), the constitution, arms control, Nicaragua, and property rights; an excerpt from the FEDERALIST PAPERS; and ads for books on United States history and on the Panama Canal
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Miles Percy DuVal was born 19 April 1896 in Portsmouth, Virginia, to Miles P. DuVal and Minnie Lee Chalkley DuVal. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1918, and attended the United States Naval War College in 1925-1926 and the United States Naval Post Graduate School in 1930-1931. After various assignments in the 1930s, DuVal was appointed port captain at the Pacific terminus of the Panama Canal. He commanded the U.S.S. Dade in the Pacific Theater from 1944 to 1946, and participated in the Okinawa campaign. After World War II, DuVal served as head of the Navy's Panama Canal moderization studies program. He retired from the Navy in 1949. DuVal was active in organizations concerned with the Panama Canal, including the Panama Canal Natural History Society. DuVal was the author of several books, including three on the canal. He died in Washington D.C. 25 December 1989.
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  • The Library of Virginia
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DuVal, Miles P.
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000492656
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photocopies.

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