Bureau lost another of its valuable employees on Saturday, June
30, when Paul Schureman,
Principal Mathematician of Tides and Currents retired after
42 years of service in that Division.
A graduate of Rutgers College, class of 1897,
Mr. Schureman entered the Tidal Division in June 1903 as a computer.
Mr. Schureman has seen the Tidal work of the Division widen
and extend in scope – a new tide predicting machine, larger
tide tables, detailed tide and current charts, expansion of
our net of primary tide stations and the inauguration of cooperative
tidal work with other American Republics.
In all this work, Mr. Schureman has participated
actively, his analytic mind, keen sense of duty and loyal cooperation
proving of inestimable value. His best-known contribution is
embodied in the “Manual of Harmonic Analysis and Prediction
of Tides,” which is recognized as a standard text on the
subject the world over.
On behalf of his colleagues, Mr. Schureman
was presented with an unabridged dictionary (we understand according
to him that he was quite a “speller” by one of his
teachers and a reading lamp and vase of flowers for Mrs. Schureman.
Mr. Schureman will spend the rest of the summer
near Bluemont, Va., and his many friends and coworkers wish
for him much happiness in his retirement….
“The Buzzard,” Vol. XIII, No. 27, p. 3. July 5,