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Proudly Presents
Rear Admiral
John Lorimer Worden
(Selected articles from
Wordens Past archives)


John Lorimer Worden

Born: 12 March 1818
Sparta, Mount Pleasant Township, Westchester County, New York.  He grew up in Fishkill, Dutchess County, New York and married Olivia Akin Toffey in 1844.  They had four children.

Died: 19 October 1897
Washington, D.C.

Buried: Pawling, Dutchess County, New York

  Served in the United States Navy from 1834-1886

Highest Rank: Rear Admiral

Wars: Mexican War (1846-48)
American Civil War (1861-65)
Read about his Naval career





Rear Admiral John Lorimer Worden (1818-1897) posing with his Tiffany presentation sword.  Courtesy, Brady-Handy Collection (photo 1 of 6, LC-BH-826-3709), Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


Read more about the case of the missing sword and its description.

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Learn About John Lorimer Worden and his Namesakes


John Lorimer Worden

Photo # NH 63712 Engraved portrait of Lt. John L. Worden, by J.C. Buttre

Archival Resources on Rear Admiral John Lorimer Worden

The Son of John Lorimer Worden

A Grand Fete in Grand Rapids for Lieutenant John Lorimer Worden

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Lt. John L. Worden at the Start of the Civil War

Lieutenant Worden Released!


Reprints of Wordens Past articles
by Robert L. Worden


Page last updated 08 October 2015


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