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Herbert O. Yardley

Herbert O. YardleyAKA Herbert Osborn Yardley

Born: 13-Apr-1889
Birthplace: Worthington, IN
Died: 7-Aug-1958
Cause of death: Stroke
Remains: Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Scientist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: U.S. cryptographer during WWI

Military service: US Army (Signal Corps Reserve, AEF France WWI)

Father: Robert Kirkbride Yardley (telegrapher)
Mother: Mary Emma Osborn Yardley (d. 9-Feb-1902)
Wife: Hazel Milam (m. 20-May-1914, sep. 15-Aug-1937, div. 28-Aug-1944)
Son: Jack Yardley
Wife: Edna Ramsaier (b. circa 1903, m. 28-Aug-1944, d. 1990)

    High School: Eaton Rapids High School, Eaton Rapids, MI (1907)
    University: University of Chicago (correspondence courses)

    Distinguished Service Medal 30-Dec-1922
    Shot: Accidental Worthington, IN (1909)
    Stroke Oct-1957
    Stroke 31-Jul-1958
    Risk Factors: Depression

Is the subject of books:
The Reader of Gentlemen's Mail: Herbert O. Yardley and the Birth of American Codebreaking, 2004, BY: David Kahn

Author of books:
The American Black Chamber (1931)
The Education of a Poker Player (1957)

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