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Commander Roger Cushing Rowse,
retired, died on August 4, 1956, in Mound Park Hospital,roger c. rowse 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


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