NOAA History Banner
gold bar divider
home - takes you to index page
about the site
noaa - takes you to the noaa home page
search this site
white divider
arrow Profiles in Time
arrow C&GS Biographies

banner - profiles in time c and gs biographies

Edmund F. Dickins, an officer of the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey since 1869, edmund dickinsdied at San Francisco, California March 2, 1923, in the 77th year of his age. Mr. Dickins was appointed to a temporary position in the survey January 16, 1869, was made an aid in the service September 1, 1871, and a subassistant September 6, 1877. He was afterwards made an assistant, which designation was later changed to hydrographic and geodetic engineer, with relative rank of Lieutenant in the Navy.

He was retired from active duty June 12, 1920. During his long service of 51 years in the Coast and Geodetic Survey, Mr. Dickins had experience in nearly every branch of the work in all parts of the United States and held many important assignments. He was in command of the surveying steamers GEDNEY and McARTHUR at different times between 1903 and 1907, and in charge of the field station of the survey at San Francisco at intervals between 1904 and 1906. He was detailed to duty as director of coast surveys in the Philippine Islands from 1908 to 1911. Personally he was a man of courteous manners and genial disposition, and he had many warm friends among his associates in the survey.

C&GS Bulletin, 2/1923

Publication of the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), NOAA Central Library.
Last Updated: June 8, 2006 9:27 AM

Privacy Policy | Disclaimer