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Edwin C. Baum
retired from active duty on July 1, 1950, at Seattle, Wash., after 23 years service in the Coast and Geodetic Survey. Commander Baum received his education at the Ross Grade and McKinley Manual Training High Schools in Washington, D.C., and graduated from the University of Maryland with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering. He entered duty April 6, 1927, and his first assignment was sea duty aboard the Ship MIKAWE. Other sea duty was aboard the Ships RANGER, HYDROGRAPHER, PIONEER, EXPLORER, AND PATHFINDER.

His service included duty in the Philippine Islands, Alaska, and Caribbean Sea. Office assignments included duty at the Washington Office and Northwestern District Office. His last shore duty was with the Arctic Field Party in Alaska.

Commander Edwin C. Baum passed away on January 25, 1980. Commander Baum was appointed as deck officer on April 6, 1927, and commissioned as an Ensign on October 21, 1927. He served aboard the NOAA Ships MIKAWE, RANGER, EXPLORER, SURVEYOR, DISCOVERER, HYDROGRAPHER, and PATHFINDER. He was transferred to the Navy during World War II and was stationed in Washington, D.C. His other assignments included duty in the Philippine Islands, San Francisco Bay, the Seattle Field Station, and the Arctic Project. He retired on July 1, 1950.

He is survived by wife, Marjorie, and one son, William.

NOAA Corps Bulletin, 4/1/1980

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