George McAdie ( Born 4 Aug 1863, died 1 Nov 1943)
American meteorologist who was a pioneer in employing kites in
exploration of high altitude air conditions. As a college graduate,
McAdie in Jan 1882 joined the Army Signal Service, which preceded
civilian U.S. Weather Bureau. He invented and patented devices
protect fruit from frost. He examined the influence of smoke pollution
on the atmosphere, McAdie studied the relation between atmospheric
electricity and auroral phenomena, and wrote about lightning as
both in the air and on the ground. He believed that the units
meteorology should be standardized by adoption of the metric system.
McAdie was a founder of the Seismological Society of America.
(13,799 ft.) in the Sierra Nevada was named for him.
G. McAdie, scientist and writer; in charge of the US Weather
Bureau in San Francisco, 1903-13; professor of meteorology at
1913-31. 'Our party had the honor of naming the peak directly
Lone Pine Pass Mt. McAdie, to commemorate your services in advancing
science of climatology' (Letter, J. E. Church, Jr. to McAdie,
1905, in SCB 5, no. 4, June 1905: 317.) The name did not appear
maps until the 15-minute quad was published in 1956.
McAdie was vice president of the Sierra Club from 1904-1913,
and was responsible for the naming of Mount Muir.
John W. McAntire,
clerk at the Central Office, was retired at the termination of
September 5, 1946, on account of disability. He was born in Joplin,
Mo., on January 12, 1888. Mr. McAntire entered the Weather Bureau
on February 26, 1942, as a guard (watchman). He was reclassified
as a clerk and assigned to the Receiving Unit, Material Section,
on July 1, 1943, where he remained until his retirement.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, October
John R. McArtor,
mechanic (carpenter) at the Central Office, will be retired with
the termination of August 31, 1931[sic, apparently meant 1932].
He was born in Loudoun County, Va., on July 22, 1865. Mr. McArtor
entered the Weather Bureau service on July 14, 1924, by transfer
from the Department of Commerce (Bureau of Standards) and spent
his entire period of service in the bureau at the Central Office.
Mr. John R. McArtor, who was retired at the termination of August
31, 1932, died at his home in Washington, D.C., on March 16,
1937. An outline of his service and a notice of his retirement
will be found in the August 1932 issue of this publication.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, August
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel,
Joseph P. McAuliffe,
meteorologist in charge at Corpus Christi, Tex., voluntarily retired
at the termination of October 31, 1946, with over 36 years' active
service in the Weather Bureau. Mr. McAuliffe was born on March
30, 1884, at Louisville, Ky. , and entered the Weather Bureau
on May 16, 1910, at the Central Office as an observer. He subsequently
served at Little Rock, Ark., Vicksburg, Miss., Raleigh, N.C.,
New York, N.Y., Jacksonville, Fla., Davenport, Iowa, and Taylor
and Corpus Christi, Tex., respectively, serving as official in
charge at Corpus Christi since January 1, 1922.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, January
1947, p. 92]
Daniel P. McCallum, who was connected
with the Signal Corps and Weather Bureau from 1886 until 1913,
when he resigned, died in this city on October 28, 1923. Mr. McCallum
was born in England in 1870. His connection with the Signal Corps
began with four years at the Central Office. Thereafter he served
at southern and western stations, including Idaho Falls, Shreveport,
Yankton, Des Moines, and Honolulu. -- October 1923
Bernard T. McCartney, who was in charge
of the power plant of the Central Office form 1909 until he retired
in 1923, died June 16, 1926.
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, June 1926]
Phillip W. McDowell, observer at Rapid
City, S. Dak., died on January 18, 1944. He was born in Glendive,
Mont., on January 13, 1919. Mr. McDowell's service in the Weather
Bureau began as minor observer on January 8, 1940. His entire
service in the Bureau was at the Rapid City station.
Bureau Topics and Personnel, May 1944]