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Captain Franklin R. Gossett passed away on November 19, 1966, in Memphis, Tennessee. A native of Memphis, he entered on duty with the Coast and Geodetic Survey in 1927 after graduating from the University of Tennessee. Captain and Mrs. Gossett, the former Marie Kelly, moved back to Memphis following his retirement on July 1, 1964.

Captain Gossett was transferred to the Navy by Executive Order in 1942, and returned to the Coast and Geodetic Survey in 1945. He was the author of the Manual of Geodetic Triangulation, and was Chief of the Geodesy Division for the 3 years prior to retiring. He is survived by Mrs. Gossett, of Memphis, and a son, Dr. Charles Robert Gossett, of Oxon Hill, Maryland, a nuclear physicist with the Naval Research Laboratory.


ESSA CORPS BULLETIN, Vol. 1, No. 5, 12/1/1966


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