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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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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 Ipswich
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
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 13:54:33 -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 ...

Daily Free Press (subscription)

Daily Free Press (subscription)
Sun, 22 Sep 2013 17:46:01 -0700

Winston Churchill famously grieved that “democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.” Indeed, malice and stagnation have marked Washington “democracy” since its inception, but in recent years, the complexity of politics has ...
Sat, 02 Mar 2013 21:26:15 -0800

Flag Officer William McKean was less than enthused to be placed in charge of the eastern district, which included Tampa Bay. "My position now is most mortifying, the manner in which the squadron is divided being such as to leave me neither means nor ...
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Fri, 06 Jul 2012 18:21:27 -0700

"As a whole, the industry is very resistant to taking the first, risky step," said William McKean, a longtime pulp and paper engineering professor at the University of Washington. If one company makes the initial investment, such as creating a bamboo ...

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