George Leland Dyer

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George Leland Dyer
6th Naval Governor of Guam
In office
May 16, 1904 – November 2, 1905
Preceded byWilliam Elbridge Sewell
Succeeded byLuke McNamee
Personal details
Born(1849-08-26)August 26, 1849
Calais, Maine
DiedApril 2, 1914(1914-04-02) (aged 64)
Winter Park, Florida
Nationality United States
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/serviceUnited States Navy Seal United States Navy
Years of service1871–1908

George Leland Dyer (August 26, 1849 in Calais, Maine – April 2, 1914 in Winter Park, Florida) was an American naval commander and the Governor of U.S. territory of Guam. In 1870, he graduated from the United States Naval Academy with honors and began his career in the United States Navy.[1] During his career, he commanded the Stranger (1898), the Yankton (1898–1901), the Rainbow (1902–1903), and the Albany (1903–1904).

From 1904–1905, he served as Governor of Guam.

In 1908, he was promoted to Commodore and retired that year.

He lived in Winter Park, Florida until he died on April 2, 1914.[2]

Dyer was the brother of inventor Leonard Dyer and father of composer Susan Hart Dyer.[3]



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  2. ^ "Guide to the George Leland Dyer Papers, 1783-1930, (bulk 1862-1930) (Manuscript Collection #340)". East Carolina University. Retrieved 26 March 2009.
  3. ^ Yale University (1921). Obituary Record of Graduates of Yale University. The University. pp. 912–.
  4. ^ Practical hints in regard to West Indian hurricanes. Retrieved 2009-03-26.
  5. ^ The Use of Oil to Lessen the Dangerous Effect of Heavy Seas. Retrieved 2009-03-26.
  6. ^ Geography of the Sea. Retrieved 2009-03-26.