members of the Coast Survey were shocked to learn last Friday
morning of the death of Clarence C. Weidemann
who passed away Thursday evening at the age of 60 at Doctors
Hospital after a brief illness.
Mr. Weidemann was one of the best known men
in the Survey and had endeared himself to many by his usually
genial and jovial disposition and his host of friends will undoubtedly
“Guppy,” as he was affectionately
known, was noted for his untiring efforts to do something for
his fellow men and whenever he became interested in any movement
he gave it all he had and his interest inevitably made for success.
Mr. Weidemann was born and educated in this
city. He had planned on becoming a doctor but before he could
graduate from George Washington University, illness forced him
to terminate his studies.
He entered the Commerce Dept. in 1904, first
in the Secretary’s Office, then in charge of personnel
in the Bureau of Foreign & Domestic Commerce and since 1929
has been Editor in the Coast Survey.
Being a Mason, he became a member of the Anchor
Masonic Club, becoming its Secretary and later President. His
absence from the work of the Club will be sorely missed as he
was one of its most enthusiastic members and could always be
found in the midst of the Club’s many activities….
“The Buzzard,” Vol. VIII, No. 39, pp. 1-2. September