CAPT Laurence Wild, USN
Laurence Wild was born 1 May 1890 and appointed Midshipman, U. S. Naval Academy in July 1909 (appointed from Nebraska). Graduated (41st of a class of 139) 6 June 1913. Retired in the rank of Captain 1 September 1943. Awarded Legion of Merit. Died 26 May 1971, Coronado, California. His widow, Louise, was living in Coronado in 1993. No way to tell from the info at hand whether he commanded TEXAS but he's the only one I can locate that fits the bill.