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Lettered in three sports, graduating from Summerville High School in 1954. Appointed to the US Naval Academy, reported in June, 1954, honor grad in 1958. Served on Aircraft Carrier Saratoga , entering Submarine Service in 1959. Met and married Lydia Coleman in 1960 in New London, CT. Served as Engineering Officer on two Submarines, then attended MIT for three years earning Post Graduate Engineering degrees in two disciplines. Continued naval service with additional duties as deep sea and salvage diver at various overseas and local places and as engineering duties at shipyards in Charleston, SC and Mare Island, CA as well as on submarine tender positioned in Guam, Marianas Islands. At sea on a number of nuclear submarines as well as serving as special engineering officer at Rota, Spain, Holy Loch, Scotland, and Charleston, SC. Was Submarine Engineering Officer on staff of the Chief of Naval Operations at the Pentagon before retiring after 20 years of service. Was a principle for a small high tech firm in Virginia until retiring to move to the western country of Maryland in 1992 where he and his wife, Lydia, raised champion Cairn Terrier show dogs. Raised in the Protestant Episcopal Church, served in many capacities in the denomination as well as seminary studies before transferring to the Presbyterian Church of America in 1999, serving as perpetual deacon since. Volunteer service on several local Boards of Directors for town of Middletown, MD, and historical societies of Frederick County, MD.
Notes for HUTCHINSON DNA PROJECT MEMBER 39000: Joseph Dwight Hutchinson, born in 1936 in Summerville, SC to Joseph and Grace Hutchinson, graduated from the US Naval Academy and served twenty years in the Naval Service, primarily with Submarine duties. Known as Dwight, he also possesses post graduate engineering degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Following his naval service, Dwight was an executive with a small hi-tech firm in the Washington, DC area until his retirement in 1992. He has attended a Protestant Seminary and remained active with volunteer Christian and History-oriented organizations. Married to the former Lydia Somers Coleman in 1960, they are the parents of daughter Susan Taylor Hutchinson, and sons Rev Doctor Jeffrey Dwight and Rev Christopher Allan Hutchinson and five grandchildren.
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