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Lieutenant Commander George Clay Jones died suddenly in San Juan, Puerto Rico,george jones on August 15, 1940. Born in Brooks, Oregon, June 20, 1890, he attended the schools of that city and Portland and received the degree of Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering at Oregon State College in 1913.

At the time of his death he was in charge of the San Juan magnetic and seismological observatory, where he was the sole representative of the Bureau in Puerto Rico.

His previous assignments were very varied, almost entirely on hydrographic work. They included, among many others, wire-drag work in Alaska and the Pacific coast of the United States, a reconnaissance survey in the Aleutian Islands in 1924, and Commanding Officer of the Ships HYDROGRAPHER (old), EXPLORER (old), ROMBLON, and DISCOVERER. In all these assignments he maintained an excellent record. His personal qualities were such as to earn the esteem and friendship of his associates.

He was a member of the Philosophical Society, Society of American Military Engineers, Sigma Tau, Kappa Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi, a Master Mason, associated with the Order of the Eastern Star, Woodmen of the World, Engineers Club, and the Washington Athletic Club.

C&GS BULLETIN, 8/31/1940

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