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Old 11-29-2011, 11:06 AM
 
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Old 11-29-2011, 11:48 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Uriah Phillips Levy (April 22, 1792 – March 26, 1862) was the first Jewish Commodore of the United States Navy, a veteran of the War of 1812 and a major philanthropist. At the time, Commodore was the highest rank obtainable in the U.S. Navy and would be roughly equivalent to the modern-day rank of Admiral. During his tenure, he ended the Navy's practice of flogging, and prevailed against the antisemitic bigotry he faced among his fellow naval officers.
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Ashburn, VA
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Historically, Levy was extremely popular with seamen, due to his strong stand against the abuse that was prevalent in the Naval service at that time.
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