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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biographical Note

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Charles Maynard Cooke papers
    Date (inclusive): 1920-1964
    Collection number: 68005
    Creator: Cooke, Charles Maynard, 1886-1970
    Collection Size: 37 manuscript boxes, 2 envelopes (17.8 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Correspondence, speeches and writings, reports, dispatches, memoranda, and photographs, relating to American naval operations in World War II, inter-Allied diplomacy in World War II, the defenses of Taiwan, and American domestic and foreign policy.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language: English

    Administrative Information


    Box 36 closed. Eligible to be opened in 2025. Collection otherwise open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copiesof audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Charles M. Cooke papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Access Points

    Chiang, Kai-shek, 1887-1975.
    United States. Navy--Officers.
    World War, 1939-1945.
    World War, 1939-1945--Diplomatic history.
    World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations.
    United States--Politics and government.
    United States--Foreign relations.
    United States--Armed Forces.
    United States--Foreign relations--1945-1989.
    United States--Politics and government--1945-1989.

    Biographical Note

    1886, December 19 Born, Fort Smith, Arkansas
    1905 B.S., University of Arkansas
    1906-1910 Midshipman, U.S. Naval Academy
    1912 Commissioned, Ensign
    1913-1916 Submarine duty
    1915 Promoted to the rank of Lieutenant (junior grade)
    1916-1918 Assistant Inspector of Machinery, Fore River Shipbuilding Corporation
    1917 Naval member, First Naval District Section of Joint Army and Navy Survey of Merchant Vessels
    1918 Promoted to the rank of Lieutenant
    1921 Promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Commander
    1923 Superintendant and Engineer Officer, Naval Station, Cavite, Philippine Islands
    1929 Promoted to the rank of Commander
    1931 Promoted to the rank of Captain
    1931-1933 Commander, Submarine Division Eleven, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
    1934-1937 Commandant, Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
    1936-1938 Fleet War Plans and Logistics Officer, U.S. Fleet
    1938-1941 Staff, War Plans Division, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
    1941 Commanding officer, U.S.S. Pennsylvania
    1942 Promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral
    1942-1944 Deputy Chief of Staff, U.S. Fleet
    1944 Promoted to the rank of Vice Admiral
    1944-1945 Chief of Staff to the Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Fleet (Deputy Chief of Naval Operations)
    1945 Distinguished Service Medal
    1946 Promoted to the rank of Admiral
    1946-1948 Commander, Seventh Fleet, Western Pacific (U.S. Naval Force, Western Pacific)
    1948 Transfered to the Retired List of the Navy
    1950-1951 Coordinator, Commerce International China, Special Technician Program (STP) to the Republic of China (Taiwan); unofficial advisor to the government of Chiang Kai-shek
    1957-1961 Director, Ingalls Taiwan Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company
    1970, December 24 Died