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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)

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.

Do you know the correct pronunciation of Worden?

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

Two Rear Admirals of the U.S. Navy: Reed Worden and John Lorimer Worden

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

Lieutenant Worden Released!

Read about his Naval career

Early Education of John Lorimer Worden

Why John Lorimer Worden Joined the Navy

Why John Lorimer Worden Joined the Navy Addenda


Reprints of Wordens Past articles
by Robert L. Worden


From the Brady-Handy Collection, Library of Congress,  Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C.

  Read about events surrounding the 150th anniversary of the March 9, 1862 Battle of Hampton Roads.


Here is a link to John Quarstein's latest blog on John Lorimer Worden.



Page last updated 13 March 2024


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