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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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Irish America

Irish America
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 18:21:16 -0700

Thomas McKean (March 19, 1734 – June 24, 1817) was the son of William McKean from County Antrim (Aon Troim) who came to Pennsylvania via the city of Derry (Doire) as a child and later married Letitia Finney whose family had also emigrated from ...
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, 19 Jul 2015 02:56:15 -0700

The Thursday competition was for senior players, aged 55 and over, and the winner was William McKean, a recent new member and a new council member. The 19-handicapper returned 42 stableford points, of which 25 came from the outward nine holes.

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 ...
Baltimore Sun
Tue, 12 Nov 2013 13:08:05 -0800

William McKean, a project manager with the Department of Public Works, presented his department's recommendation to award the $456,596.50 contract to Brightfields, Inc., of Wilmington, Del. Brightfields was one of six bidders on the project. cComments.
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 ...
Sat, 02 Mar 2013 21:38:36 -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 ...

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