Louis J. Cairo, meteorological aid,
Weather Bureau Office, New York City, died suddenly on November
14, 1946. Mr. Cairo was born June 1, 1916. He attended the Weather
Bureau Regional Training Class in New York and assigned to the
Weather Bureau Office in Columbiaville, N.Y., in October 1945.
He was transferred to the New York City Office in October 1946.
Bureau Topics and Personnel, December 1946, p.86
Mr. Louis N. Calder,
who was retired at the termination
of May 31, 1941, died at this residence in Washington, D.C., on
August 3, 1946. Mr. Calder's services in the Weather Bureau covered
the period, February 1, 1928, to May 31, 1941, his entire service
being at the Central Office in the Printing Section.
[Weather Bureau Topics
and Personnel, December 1946, p.86]
Edgar B. Calvert,
Meteorologist and Chief of the Forecast Division, will have reached
the 50th anniversary of his entry into the meteorological service
of the United States Government on March 21, 1940. He has expressed
desire to relinquish active duty soon thereafter and to be placed
in retired status at the expiration of the accumulated leave to
which he may be entitled.
Edgar B. Calvert was retired at the termination of June 30,
1940. He was born at Petersburg, Va., on October 29, 1870; was
appointed private in the Signal Corps, U. S. A., Weather Service,
on March 21, 1890, with assignment to the Chicago station. When
the Weather Service was transferred from the Signal Corps and
established in the new Weather Bureau, U. S. Department of Agriculture,
effective July 1, 1891, Mr. Calvert was appointed assistant
and later observer at Chicago. He was transferred to the Central
Office in 1895 and served several years as private secretary
to the Chief of Bureau; during 6 months of such period he was
detailed as acting private secretary to the Secretary of Agriculture.
1906 to 1918 Mr. Calvert served as Assistant Chief of the Division
of Accounts and Disbursements of the main Department, and at
the same time was in charge of the Stations and Accounts Division
of the Weather Bureau. Later he became Chief Clerk of the Bureau
and then filled - finally as principal meteorologist - for 20
years, until his retirement.
this long period he served as member of various important Bureau,
departmental, and inter-departmental committees and boards established
to perfect and improve Government business procedures and practices.
He also served as technical assistant to the delegation of the
United States at the International Conference on Safety of Life
at Sea, London, England, April 1929; and also as technical advisor
to the United States delegation at the inter-American Technical
Aviation Conference, Lima, Peru, September 1987, when he also
attended the Regional Meteorological Conference there.
many and varied important capacities Mr. Calvert served the
Weather Bureau and the Government over 40 years in a highly
creditable and commendable manner.
retiring, Mr. Calvert was given a reception by the staff - administrative,
technical, and clerical - of the Central Office, when he received
many appreciative testimonials and a radio, commemorative of
his long association and service in the Bureau.
the preparation of the above article, it is deeply regretted
to announce the death of Mr. Calvert on July 9, 1940. Mr. Calvert
had been in poor health for several months, but his passing
comes as a shock to his many friends.
Bureau Topics and Personnel, January 1940]
[Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, June 1940]
Louis M. Campfield
retired October 27, 1923, on account of total disability. Mr.
Campfield was born at Savannah, Ga., on September 4, 1875. He
entered the Weather Bureau at that place on July 1, 1895, and,
excepting three years at the Central Office, served continuously
at Savannah. Weather Bureau Topics and Personnel, December 1923.
Mr. Louis M. Campfield, who was retired on October 27, 1923,
on account of total disability, died at Savannah on April 26,
Topics and Personnel, April 1924]