Commander Roger Cushing Rowse,
retired, died on August 4, 1956, in Mound Park Hospital,
St. Petersburg, Florida, following a heart attack which he suffered
early on Thursday, July 19, 1956.
Commander Rowse was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on October
30, 1899. He received his education at Harvard College and was
graduated with the degree Bachelor of Arts. He also attended
the Harvard Engineering School 1 year, and Washington Engineering
School, St. Louis, Missouri, 2 years, where he received the
degree of Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.
He entered on duty in the Coast and Geodetic Survey, August
30, 1923. On June 30, 1950, he retired from active duty after
more than 27 years of devoted commissioned service in the Bureau.
During World War II Commander Rowse served from January 2, 1942
to September 1, 1945, in areas of immediate hazard on projects
for the Department of the Navy. He was on a special assignment
in Coastal Surveys Division from January 9 to May 5, 1946, to
make a study of accounting procedure.
Commander Rowse was a member of the Society of American Military
Engineers, U.S. Naval Institute, American Association for the
Advancement of Science, National Geographic Society, American
Geographic Society, Harvard Engineering Society, B.P.O., Elks,
American Forestry Association, Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity,
Save-the-Redwoods League, American Museum of Natural History,
and Retired Officers Association. He is survived by his wife,
Keller and daughter, Kay.
THE BUZZARD, 8/24/1956