• Born year: 1890
  • Born in: n.a.
  • Death year: 1973
Laurance Safford

Captain Laurance F. Safford (1890 – 1973) was a U.S. Navy cryptologist. He established the Naval cryptologic organization after World War I, and headed the effort more or less constantly until shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. His identification with the Naval effort was so close that he was the Friedman of the Navy.