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Lieutenant Joseph M. Smook
died in Oakland, California, on August 25, 1941. Born in New York, New York, December 25, 1897, he attended local schools and then entered Cornell University at Ithaca, New York; where he received the degree of civil engineer in 1920, while on furlough from this Bureau. His original appointment in the service was as extra observer, on October 2, 1917.

His field assignments included duty as junior officer and chief of party on level, traverse, and triangulation parties in the United States and Alaska; Coast Pilot revision on the Atlantic coast; 2 years' ship duty in the Philippine Islands; and duty in various grades from junior to commanding officer on ships on the Pacific coast and in Alaska. He also had office assignments in Washington, D. C., Seattle, Washington, and San Francisco, California. A resourceful and industrious officer, Lieutenant Smook merited the confidence of his superiors and the loyalty of his subordinates. He will be greatly missed by many friends.

He is survived by his widow and three sons Malcolm A., Roger W., and Gary A. Smook.


C&GS BULLETIN, 8/31/1941

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