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Label
1964-1986
Inclusive dates
1964-1986
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Papers, 1964-1986, of Miles P. DuVal (1896-1989) of Washington D.C. consisting of two articles on the Panama Canal by DuVal; remarks from the CONGRESSIONAL RECORD by Congressman William Webster Franklin of Mississippi on the Panama Canal; two newspaper clippings on the Canal; letter, 19 April 1986, signed by several Republican Senators to DuVal wishing him a happy 90th birthday and thanking him for being a valuable source on the Canal; and an article on United States foreign relations with Central America. Papers also include a bibliography of DuVal's principal publications and addresses
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Action
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  • Described
Biographical or historical data
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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Vi
Form designation
Papers
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
  • 32
  • 15
Immediate source of acquisition
DuVal, Miles Percy
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001533229
Reproduction note
Photocopies.
Type of unit
  • leaves and
  • p.

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