37 Judge Advoc. J. 35 (1964)
Admiral Hearn Named Navy TJAG

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Rear Admiral Wilfred A. Hearn
became The Judge Advocate Gen-
eral of the Navy on April 1, 1964.
A native of Tennessee, Admiral
Hearn nevertheless received his ed-
ucation in the public schools of the
District of Columbia, the Univers-
ity of Maryland and George Wash-
ington  University  Law   School.
Upon graduation from law school
in 1931, he was admitted to prac-
tice in the District of Columbia and
in the State of Tennesse.
After a brief period of Govern-
ment service, Admiral Hearn en-
tered the private practice of law
in Memphis, Tennessee, until he
was called to duty as a Naval Re-
serve Officer in April 1942. After
World War II, Admiral Hearn be-
gan full time legal duties in the

Navy and was selected for a com-
mission in the Regular Navy as a
law specialist in 1946. As legal
specialist, he has served as Chief
Tax Officer for the Navy, District
Legal Officer for the 14th Naval
District, Director of the General
Law Division, Director of the Ad-
ministrative Division and Director
of the International Law Division,
all in the Office of The Judge Ad-
vocate General, as Assistant Judge
Advocate General of the Navy and
as  Commanding    Officer  of the
United States Naval Justice School.
Admiral Hearn is married to the
former Katherine Roller of Staun-
ton, Virginia. His son, Wilfred,
Jr., is a student at Colgate Uni-


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