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Rear Admiral Wat Tyler Cluverius Cup 

 

   There are many awards given at Awards Day to the midshipman and among them from 1942 1999 was the Cluverius Cup.  Were you among them?  Check out the list below. 

     But who was RADM Wat T. Cluverius (December 25, 1874 October 28, 1952)?  According to the October 29, 1952 edition of the Times Picayune newspaper he was a native New Orleanian who attended Tulane University.  He then went to the Naval Academy and a long career in the U. S. Navy that spanned three wars: Spanish-American War, World War I, and World War II.  RADM Cluverius won the Distinguished Service Medal and was decorated by four foreign countries.  He was the last surviving member of the crew of the USS Maine when he died.  Cluverius also served on battleships, destroyers, cruisers, at navy yards, the academy, naval districts, and many other commands.  He went on to become President of Worcester Polytechnic Institute.  He established the Cluverius Cup in 1939 to be awarded to the senior midshipman at Tulane who demonstrated outstanding character. 
(click here for a scrapbook of information compiled from various sources)

Cluverius Cup Award Recipients 

1942

 

Lt. D. E. Crais

1943

 

Lt. J. P. Brignac

1944

 

LtCdr T. H. Harvey

1945

 

LtCdr H. B. Walker

1946

 

Lt. K. S. Olsen Jr.

1947

 

Ens E. A. Short

1948

 

Not Awarded

 

1949

 

Midn R. S. McCutchen

1950

 

Midn S. L. Drumm, Jr.

1951

 

Midn E. S. Cannon

1952

 

Midn S. S. Hellmann

1953

 

A. W Brown, Jr.

1954

 

C. E. Thompson

1955

 

A. J. Poche, Jr.

1956

 

W. M. Sommons

1957

 

L. L. Morgan

 

1958

 

Eric Alton McVadun, Jr.

1959

 

J. A. Ducote, Jr.

1960

 

W. C. Flower III

1961

 

R. A. Ambrose

1962

 

R. N. Endebrock

1963

 

W. E. Sudol

 

1964

 

J. D. Singer III

1965

 

R. E. Mittlestaedt, Jr.

1966

 

K. C. Cocoran

1967

 

Bruce B. Ludwig

1968

 

Robert S. Johnson

1969

 

Raymond B. Griswold

1970

 

James J. Porter, Jr.

1971

 

Ronald J. Beelman

1972

 

William L. Rappold

1973

 

Leonard N. Carota

1974

 

Gary M. McKinley

1975

 

David C. Cox

1976

 

Paul A. Schneider

1977

 

Perter S. Brunstetter

1978

 

Barry W. Ashe

1979

 

Christopher J. Kane

1980

 

Harlan A. Stork

1981

 

Joseph Gibaldi

1982

 

Roger R. Machut

1983

 

Gary K. Wortham

1984

 

Sharon L. Lawrence

1985

 

Michael S. Jones

1986

 

Robert C. Hymes

1987

 

Scott A. Brown

1988

 

W. Keith Martens

1989

 

Richard W. Ellison, Jr.

1990

 

Randall A. Bayuk

1991

 

Robert E. L. Baxter, IV

1992

 

Gregory S. Fulco

1993

 

Paul J. Roberts

1994

 

David V. Morgan

1995

 

Christopher R. Skoog

1996

 

Shane P. Fentress

1997

 

Aaron J. Brunk

1998

 

Midn 1/c Christopher C. Groves

1999

 

Matthew T. Jackson

 

  

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