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The 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 miss him.

“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….

In: “The Buzzard,” Vol. VIII, No. 39, pp. 1-2. September 25, 1941.


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