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Albert Lesuer Baldwin
a former member of this Bureau, died at Doctors Hospital, Washington, D. C., on September 20, 1940. Born at Kinsman, Ohio, June 27, 1870, he received his Civil Engineering degree from Allegheny College (1890) and entered the field service of the Bureau immediately thereafter. He was transferred to the Washington Office in 1899, where he served as chief computer (mathematician) in the Division of Geodesy until 1916, when he resigned to become local general agent for the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co.

During his service with the Bureau he helped to inaugurate improved methods for both field and office work. He was chief of party for the first precise base measurements in this country to be made with steel tapes. An able administrator, he was well liked by his associates, because of his friendly advice and assistance, and because of his patience in explaining Bureau work to those not yet familiar with it. His deeply religious nature and keen insight in knowing how best to be helpful to those with whom he came in contact endeared him to a great many friends. He is survived by his widow, Josephine Baldwin, 1 daughter, 4 sons, and 11 grandchildren and by 1 brother and 1 sister. Funeral services were held on September 23, at the Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church followed by burial at Fort Lincoln Cemetery.


C&GS Bulletin, 9/30/1940

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