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Mr. G. Watson Lambert of the Division of Charts will retire on June 30 after 33 years and 6 months of Government service of which 22 years was with the Coast and Geodetic Survey.

Mr. Lambert was born in Baltimore June 21, 1893. He attended grammar school there and graduated from Baltimore Polytechnic Institute of Art and accepted a position with Simpson and Doeller Lithograph Co. of Baltimore. He entered the Government service as a Topographic Draftsman with the Engineer Corps in New York on December 27, 1916; transferred to Washington Barracks under the Chief of Engineers and had a part in the establishment of the Central Reproduction Plant, which has become the Army Map Service.

In 1922 Mr. Lambert was detailed by the Engineer Corps to Kansas City to make maps from airplane photographs using a skeleton control and by means of a Tri-Lense Bagley camera. He was transferred to the Coast and Geodetic Survey as Chief Lithographer, Artistic, on May 16, 1928. His work has been on plates and negatives.

After commuting between Washington and Baltimore for 12 years Mr. Lambert and his family finally located in Cheverly which has been his home for 23 years.

He served on the Council of Cheverly for 3 consecutive terms, 2 terms as juror of Prince Georges County and is a Past-President of the Citizens Associations of Prince Georges County. He is Past-President of the Anchor Masonic Club of the Department of Commerce, Past-President of the Vaughn Class of Calvary Baptist Church, and Past Master of Mt. Hermon Masonic Lodge of Hyattsville. Mr. Lambert is presently a member of College Park Rotary Club and served as Director there in 1948.

While Mr. Lambert lays no claims to any particular hobby he has many interests and expects to maintain a home and guest house in Ocean City, N.J., after retirement. He endeavors to live up to his motto: “Service to the other fellow.”

In: “The Buzzard,” Vol. 18, No. 26, p. 4. June 27, 1950.


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