Frank De Wolf Granger,
a distinguished officer of the Coast and Geodetic Survey, died
at Somerville, Massachusetts on December 9, 1913. Mr. Granger
was born December 30, 1846, and entered the service July 1,
1864. During the following winter he served with distinction
as an officer of the survey under General J. G. Foster before
Savannah, Charleston and Port Royal. He remained in the survey
as long as he lived taking part in many field operations to
perfect the charts published by the government to safeguard
life and property along the coasts of the United States. Through
nearly half a century he thus served his country with unusual
For several years preceding his death he represented the United
States Commissioner in a Canadian field party engaged in surveying
and remarking the international boundary between the United
States and Canada.
A letter testifying to the value of the services of Mr. Granger
was addressed by the Secretary on December 12, to Mrs. H. A.
Chapin, Mr. Granger's sister.