was retired at the termination of March 31, 1933. Mr Brand was
born at Fond du Lac, Wis., on March 12, 1863. He served in the
Regular Army from August 4, 1884, to August 3, 1889; enlisted
in the Signal Corps August 6, 1889, and served as assistant at
St. Louis, Mo., Cincinnati, Ohio, and Atlantic City, N. J. He
was in charge of Atlantic City when he was transferred to Evansville,
Ind., on July 30, 1903, where he remained until April 3, 1928,
when he was placed in charge of the Helena, Mont., station, remaining
there in that capacity until he retired.
Albert Brand, who was retired March 31, 1933, died June 27,
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, March
Frederick H. Brandenburg,
meteorologist, in charge of the Denver office, died in that city
on April 17, 1920.
Mr. Brandenburg was born in Washington, D.C., on August 23, 1854,
and enlisted in the Signal Corps on August 21, 1877. All of his
43 years of service was in Colorado with the exception 3 months'
training at Fort Whipple, 1 year at Chicago, and 3 « years
as clerk in Washington. He was transferred from Washington May
5, 1882, to charge of the station at Las Animas, Colo., where
he served until June 1, 1888. Thence to charge of Pueblo until
June 7, 1894, when he was placed in charge of the Denver office.
When the Denver forecast district, comprising the States of Colorado,
Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona, was organized in 1901, he became
the official forecaster for that district.
Mr. Brandenburg had been in poor health for several months, but
he remained on duty until noon, January 5, 1920, when he was stricken
with paralysis and taken to his home. He was unable to resume
his work thereafter. -- March 1920
- Born August 25, 1847, at Arlington, Va.; served in the United
States Army from spring of 1864 to fall of 1869; in Navy Department
March 9, 1871, to March 8, 1873; and in Signal Corps (civilian
capacity) beginning April 1, 1873; transferred to Weather Bureau
July 1, 1891, since which time he has been assigned as laborer,
messenger, and watchman at the Central Office. [Retirement announcement.]
-- July 1920
assistant meteorologist in the Meteorological Physics Section
of the Central Office, died suddenly on May 20, 1944. He was born
in Moscow, Russia, on January 29, 1889, and entered the Weather
Bureau on July 1, 1929 at San Francisco (Lebec Airport). He subsequently
served as assistant at Fresno and San Francisco and was transferred
to the Central Office on August 10, 1942. At the time of his death
he was engaged in special research on actinometry.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, July 1944]
Theodore L. Bridges,
assistant at the Boston station, was retired on account of physical
disability a the termination of October 31, 1931. Mr. Bridges
was born at Wilton, N. H., on May 2, 1869. He entered the Signal
Corps as assistant at Boston on June 4, 1888. After a short period
of time he was transferred to Detroit as assistant, thence to
Sandusky where he remained until September, 1889, when he was
reassigned to the Boston station where he served until the date
of his retirement, except for a brief period of about three months
during 1893 when he was given a temporary assignment at Chicago
during the World's Fair.
Bureau Topics and Personnel, January 1932]
death of Mr. Robert R. Briggs,
section director in charge of the Phoenix, Ariz., station and
the Arizona Climatological Section, occurred February 5, 1916,
after a very brief illness. Mr. Briggs was appointed an observer
on August 8, 1901, and prior to going to Phoenix was assistant
at the Detroit, Richmond, Philadelphia, and New Haven stations.
He was in charge at Phoenix for about four years, and did much
to bring the work of the Arizona Section to its present efficient
basis. -- February 1916
Henry C. Briscoe,
Chief of the Printing Section, at the Central Office was retired
at the termination of October 31, 1941. He was born in Bristol,
Tenn., on October 13, 1871. Mr. Briscoe entered the Weather Bureau
service on August 5, 1902 at Galveston as printer and later served
at New Orleans in the same capacity. He has been in the Central
Office since October 20, 1914 and Chief of Printing from 1932
to the time of his retirement. So, Mr. Briscoe has completed nearly
40 years of loyal and efficient service in the Weather Bureau,
having progressed through the different grades to the administrative
head of the important Printing Section. Good work, well done!
Henry C. Briscoe, who was retired at the termination of October
31, 1941, died at Washington, D.C., on November 5, 1944. A notice
of his retirement and outline of his service in the Bureau will
be found in Topics and Personnel for December 1941.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, December
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel,