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William Wister McKean
Born (1800-09-19)September 19, 1800
Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania
Died April 22, 1865(1865-04-22) (aged 64)
Binghamton, New York
Allegiance United States United States
Service/branch Seal of the United States Department of the Navy.svg United States Navy
Years of service 1814–1862
Rank USN commodore rank insignia.jpg Commodore
Battles/wars War of 1812
American Civil War

William Wister McKean (19 September 1800 – 22 April 1865) was an admiral in the United States Navy during the American Civil War. He was noted for his service in the Union blockade that effectively closed Confederate seaports in the Gulf of Mexico.


Born in Pennsylvania, McKean was the grandson of Thomas McKean, the governor of that state.[1]

William Wister McKean was appointed midshipman on 30 November 1814. He served in the Navy from the War of 1812 to the Civil War, when he rose to the rank of flag officer in command of the Gulf Blockading Squadron and later the East Gulf Blockading Squadron. McKean was relieved from active duty on 4 June 1862.[2]

McKean died at Binghamton, New York.,[2] 22 April 1865.


Two ships were named USS McKean in his honor.[2]



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31 news items

Ballymena Times

Ballymena Times
Sun, 12 Apr 2015 00:52:30 -0700

B Andrews, William Mckean and Paul Creevy preapre to tee off at Ballymena Golf Club. INBT13-262AC. 08:57 Sunday 12 April 2015. The first stroke competition of the year - sponsored by Walter Young Mazda - was played recently at Ballymena Golf Club.
Wicked Local North of Boston
Sun, 15 Mar 2015 19:48:45 -0700

The John T. Heard Lodge A.F. & A.M., the Masons, recently celebrated its 150th anniversary, having been chartered in 1864, and is the oldest fraternal organization in Ipswich. The lodge convened its first meeting in Newman's Hall. At this meeting ...

Daily Mail

Daily Mail
Tue, 06 Jan 2015 17:15:20 -0800

The extraordinary complacency of the Bank of England in the run-up to the financial crisis has been laid bare in records of secret meetings held between officials. They reveal how blundering officials in the Bank's 'Court' – its inner circle of ...

Ballymena Times

Ballymena Times
Sat, 14 Mar 2015 03:52:30 -0700

Davy Bamford, Michael McAuley, Malachy Bellew and Gary Boyd in action at Galgorm Castle Golf Club. INBT 10-901H. 11:00 Saturday 14 March 2015. Play continued with the Eclectic and Sweep Competitions at Galgorm Castle Golf Club with five players ...

Ballymena Times

Ballymena Times
Wed, 11 Mar 2015 05:56:15 -0700

First Ballymena and Roundtower bowlers keep an eye on the bowls during their recent match. INBT11-208AC. 13:00 Wednesday 11 March 2015. The race for the Ballymena & District League title will be decided by a last week shootout between the two main ...

Ballymena Times

Ballymena Times
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 06:52:30 -0700

The Michelin-sponsored competition at Ballymena Golf Club produced the usual high standard of scoring with WIlliam McKean's 43-point total topping the pile. Having commenced his round with a double bogey on the first hole, the 20-handicapper got his ...
Mississippi Press (blog)
Fri, 10 Jan 2014 13:45:00 -0800

2208 Shelby Lane, Ocean Springs, William McKean reported malicious mischief. MGCCC, Perkinston, Brandy Cody Ainsworth was arrested on a warrant for grand larceny. 10820 Tucker Road, Ocean Springs, Owens Scrap Metal, Edward O'Neal Ball was ...

Ballymena Times

Ballymena Times
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:59:46 -0700

William McKean chaired the meeting for the election of officers, congratulating the Chamber on a very successful year. He said that it was great to see Chamber contributing so much to business life in the Borough. The following officers were elected- ...

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