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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian24 Sep 2019 7:57 p.m. PST

One of our foremost Hispanic Naval figures is Admiral David Glasgow Farragut, who's brilliant career is well-known. What may not be so well known is his interesting early life.David Glasgow Farragut was born July 5, 1801 Campbells Station, Tennessee. His father was Jordi Farragut Mesquida who anglicized his Catalan name to George Farragut when he came to America and joined the South Carolina Navy. George Farragut was of unmixed Spanish decent born in Minorca where his family had been prominent for centuries. He married the former Elizabeth Shine of Dobbs County, North Carolina and the family moved to New Orleans where David Glasgow Farragut and his older brother were raised…

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Choctaw25 Sep 2019 7:19 a.m. PST

I didn't know that. Very cool.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2019 11:14 a.m. PST

Also did not know that – used to be fairly common; there are a couple of good Ukrainian chaps in our Department whose last names sound like are from county Surrey

Pyrate Captain26 Sep 2019 5:58 a.m. PST

Alas, I was aware of this, since Farragut is a Catalan name. But it is always interesting to note that the existence of "diversity" in its natural state predates the concepts of pseudo-intellectuals engaging in self-induced confoundment.

colkitto26 Sep 2019 1:21 p.m. PST

There's a statue of him on Menorca:

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Quintus Valerius28 Sep 2019 7:46 a.m. PST

You learn something every day!

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