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Mr. James M. Dean,principal telegrapher at the Central Office, was retired at the termination of May 31, 1939, on account of ill health. Mr. Dean was born in Ironton, Ohio, on September 5, 1869. He entered the Weather Bureau service as telegraph operator on February 7, 1917. His entire service was in the Central Office. Prior to his assignment to the Weather Bureau Mr. Dean served in the Army from July 17, 1894, to October 16, 1897; December 7, 1897, to December 25, 1900, and December 31, 1901, to December 30, 1904.

Mr. James M. Dean, who was retired at the termination of May 31, 1939, died at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D. C., on June 3, 1940. A notice of his retirement and an outline of his service will be found in Topics and Personnel for May 1939.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, May 1939]
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, May 1940]



Mr. Robert H. Dean, in charge at Anniston, Ala., will be retired May 31, 1931. He was born May 2, 1859, at Iron Hill, Ky. Mr. Dean entered the Weather Bureau service on January 15, 1892. He served in a clerical capacity at the Central Office until 1899; was in charge at La Crosse from 1899 to 1902 and at Lexington from 1902 to 1906; served as assistant at St. Louis from 1906 to 1915; and has been in charge at Anniston since 1915.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, April 1931]



Mr. John S. DeForest, assistant chief, Stations and Accounts Division, died suddenly on December 26, 1934. He was born at North Haven, Conn., on November 26, 1882. Mr. DeForest entered the service on July 1, 1909, at Key West, Fla., served there until August 9, 1910, when he was transferred to the Central Office, serving there continuously until the time of his death.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel]




Mr. Edward R. Demain who was retired April 15, 1927, died February 6, 1935, at Camp Hill, Pa.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel]


Arthur J. DeMars, administrative assistant in the Division of Synoptic Reports and Forecasts at the Central office, died on May 13, 1946. He was born on October 28, 1901 at Houghton, Mich., and entered the Weather Bureau on July 1, 1918 at Houghton, Mich., as an apprentice. He subsequently served as assistant at Houston, Tex., and at the Central Office in Washington, D.C., the greater part of his service in the Bureau being at the Central Office.

[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, June 1946, p. 46]



Mr. Lee A. Denson, official in charge of the Raleigh station, was retired at the termination of May 31, 1939, after more than 50 years' service. He was born in Pittsboro, N. C., on May 29, 1869. Mr. Denson entered the service as a clerk on April 9, 1888, at Washington, D. C., and was subsequently assistant at Savannah and Albany, and official in charge at Meridian and Raleigh. Prior to July 1, 1891, at which time the duties of the Signal Corps were transferred to the Weather Bureau, Mr. Denson served in that organization.

A recent report from the official in charge of the Weather Bureau Office at Raleigh, N. C. outlines the value of Weather Bureau warnings in the recent flash floods in the Raleigh district. Informed of the shortage of staff to handle the emergency, Mr. Lee A. Denson, retired, who until recently was official in charge of the Raleigh office, gladly gave his services for consultation and additional assistance to the office force. Mr. Denson's long experience in that locality made his assistance extremely valuable, and as a result of the accurate forecasts of river stages many lives were saved and much damage to movable property avoided. The present official in charge at Raleigh speaks very highly of Mr. Denson's services in this emergency. Although the law prevents employment of retired personnel as emergency assistants and no remuneration can therefore be given, the Weather Bureau takes much pleasure in expressing its appreciation to Mr. Denson for his unselfish service. His action is in keeping with the best traditions of the Weather Bureau.
Mr. Lee A. Denson, who was retired at the termination of May 31, 1939, died in Rex Hospital, Raleigh, N.C., on October 27, 1943.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, May 1939]
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, December 1943]


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