Commodore Foxhall A. Parker, U. S. N.
Vice President of the Naval Institute.
On the 10th June 1879, the Institute lost in the death of its Vice President one who, from the foundation of the society, had ever been a most ardent champion and zealous member. Commodore Parker was chairman of the committee which organized the Institute, a member of the first Executive Committee and President for 1878. He read the first paper before the society and for six years was always ready to forward its interests by earnest work and able literary contributions