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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 United States Department of the Navy Seal.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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