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Commander John T. Watkins, retired, died on October 29, 1936. Born in Alexandria, Virginia, March 9, 1871, he was a graduate in civil engineering at the University of Virginia, and entered the service of the Survey December 10, 1895, retiring March 21, 1921. Possessing talents and versatility to an unusual degree, he performed a wide variety of duties in both office and field. He enlisted in the Army during the Spanish-American War and held the rank of Lieutenant Commander in the Navy during the World War. He was notable for loyalty and devotion to the Survey and his many friends in the service.


C&GS BULLETIN, 10/31/1936



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