Dennis S. Landis,
official in charge at Fort Worth, will be retired with the termination
of August 31, 1932. Mr. Landis was born at Sweet Spring, W. Va.,
on August 1, 1862. He entered the Weather Bureau service on August
9, 1901, as assistant at Phoenix, and remained there until November,
1902, when he was transferred to Fort Worth as assistant. He was
placed in charge of the Fort Worth station on May 31, 1904.
[Weather Bureau Topics
and Personnel, August 1932]
Edwin G. Larson,official
in charge of the Charles City station, was voluntarily retired
at the termination of December 31, 1943. He was born in Morris,
Minn., on December 36, 1883. Mr. Larson's service in the Weather
Bureau began in the Central Office on September 16, 1909 as assistant
observer. He was subsequently assigned to Houston, Bismarck, and
Charles City. Mr. Larson was official in charge of the latter
station from April 21, 1922 to the time of his retirement.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, February
Benjamin F.: Born at Washington, D.C., on August 16,
1859; employed in the Government Printing Office from September
1, 1876, to September 28, 1883; enlisted in the Signal Corps at
Washington, D. C., on September 29, 1883. On July 1, 1891, he
was made compositor in the Printing Division of the Central Office,
serving continuously in that division in various positions until
the time of his retirement as Chief of the Printing Division.
Retired at the termination of June 30, 1932.
[Weather Bureau Topics
and Personnel, June 1932]
Mr. William T. Lathrop,
official in charge of the Escanaba station, was voluntarily retired
at the termination of March 31, 1943. He was born at Newport,
Ky., on June 20, 1878. Mr. Lathrop's Weather Bureau service began
as observer at Galveston on August 9, 1899. He later served as
assistant at Montgomery, Scranton, Evansville, Louisville, Peoria,
Milwaukee, Hartford, Boston, Nashville, Springfield, Ill., and
New Haven, and as official in charge at Port of Spain, Curacao,
and Santiago de Cuba, West Indies; Williston, Greenville, N.C.,
Helena, Trenton, Yellowstone Park, and Escanaba. Mr. Lathrop served
in the Signal Corps of the Army from June to November 1918.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, May 1943]
George E. Lawton, retired, died at Lutherville, Md.,
on June 4, 1930. Mr Lawton was a Signal Corps veteran, having
enlisted May 2, 1885. A brief outline of his service may be found
in the February, 1921, TOPICS AND PERSONNEL.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, August
Richard O. Lazenby was retired at the termination of
February 28, 1933. [ Correction: Retired on January 31, 1933.
April 1933] Mr. Lazenby was born at Washington, D. C., on May
14, 1866. He enlisted in the Signal Corps on May 27, 1886; after
the usual period of instruction at Fort Myer, he was transferred
to the Central Office for a short period; later he served as assistant
or official in charge at Cape Henlopen, Springfield, Ill., Omaha,
Yankton, Buffalo, Toledo, New London, Chicago, and New Orleans.
On July 10, 1901, he was transferred to the Central Office as
clerk and served there continuously until his retirement.
Richard O. Lazenby, who was retired January 31, 1933, died September
27, 1937, at the Soldiers' Home in Whasington, D.C. An outline
of his service and a notice of his retirement will be found
in issues of Topics and Personel for March and April 1933.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, March
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel,