Richard Lyon (U.S. Admiral)

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Lyon in c. 1975

Richard "Dick" Lyon (July 14, 1923 – February 3, 2017) was an American politician and retired United States Navy admiral.[1] He served as Mayor of Oceanside, California from 1992 through 2000.[2] Lyon was the first admiral of Special Warfare ("SEAL").

Lyon was born in Pasadena, California. He was selected a member of the United States Olympic swim team for the 1940 Summer Olympics in Tokyo,[3] but the 1940 games were canceled due to the outbreak of World War II. Lyon graduated from Yale University in 1944.

Lyon died on February 3, 2017 in Oceanside, California, aged 93.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Steele, Heather. "Richard Lyon". Encinitas, California: World War II History Project. Retrieved 23 July 2016.
  2. Lyle, Jamie Scott (30 May 2011). "Parade of Wreaths". Union-Tribune. San Diego, CA.
  3. "city council seats". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 20 August 2013.
  4. "First Navy SEAL to become admiral dies at 93". Retrieved 7 February 2017.