received of the death on April 17, 1939, in Hollywood, California
Hugh Cowan Denson (retired). He is survived by
his wife, Ada Rose Denson. Born in LaFayette, Alabama, May
20, 1872, he entered the Bureau's service January 7, 1895.
He received his degree at the University of Alabama in 1891,
and took a special course in civil engineering thereafter
at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Commander Denson served on the TAKU, MCARTHUR, TRANSIT, MARINDUQUE,
YUKON, PATTERSON, ROMBLON, and PATHFINDER, from 1900 to 1916;
was director of coast surveys at Manila from November 20,
1918, to January 12, 1922; and, in the order named, was inspector
in charge of the New Orleans, New York, and San Francisco
field stations, retiring February 24, 1925.
He was regarded as a very high-grade officer who could always
be depended on to give his highest interest, endeavor, and
initiative to his work.
C&GS Bulletin, 4/30/1939