Mr. Frank Gehring, Chief,
Nautical Lith Section I, Reproduction Branch, Chart Division,
Retired July 31, 1955, after more than 30 years service in the
Coast and Geodetic Survey.
Mr. Gehring was born on October 7, 1888, in
Baltimore, Maryland. He received his education in the elementary
schools of Baltimore and the Maryland Institute School of Art
in Baltimore. Prior to entering government service, Mr. Gehring
was associated with the commercial firm of A. Hoen and Company,
Baltimore, Md., where he was employed as a Lithographic Draftsman,
Lithographic Pen Artist and Stone Engraver.
He entered on duty in the Coast and Geodetic
Survey on March 20, 1917, as a lithographic draftsman and served
until September 30, 1920, when he resigned to return to commercial
industry. On November 9, 1928, Mr. Gehring reentered on duty
with the Coast and Geodetic Survey as an Engineer (Lithographic
Draftsman.) He was promoted to Artistic Lithographic Supervisor
on November 30, 1942, and has served in the capacity of Chief,
Nautical Lith Section I since that date.
Mr. Gehring has demonstrated exceptional ability
in promoting varying processes and techniques developed during
his thirty years of service with the Bureau. He assisted the
Branch greatly in its transition from plate printing to lithographic
reproduction. This transition enabled the Bureau to meet the
great increase in the demand for nautical charts during World
Mr. Gehring has shown his patriotic interest
in his country’s welfare by offering his services during
time of need. His record constitutes a fine example of constructive
work during a long career.
“The Buzzard,” August 11, 1955. P. 6.