C. Baldwin: The old-timers in the Survey will be
deeply sorry to learn of the death of Asa C. Baldwin from a
heart attack September 18 at his home in Seattle, Washington.
Mr. Baldwin, who was a prominent Seattle engineer, was born
in Austinburg, Ohio, and attained his education at Case Western
Reserve University in Cleveland and George Washington Law School.
He entered the service of the International Boundary Commission
in 1907, where he remained until 1914 with the exception of
one year when he was with the Coast and Geodetic Survey. For
the benefit of those who might not know, O. H. Tittman, who
was then Superintendent of the Coast Survey, was also Commissioner
of the International Boundary Commission, so it was natural
for the two Bureaus to be very close. Mr. Baldwin worked on
the boundary line between Alaska and Canada from Mt. St. Elias
north to the Arctic Ocean during his time in the Commission.
He also served overseas in World War I as a Captain of the 29th
Engineers. He achieved quite a reputation as an authority on
Alaska, making two trans-continental tours to lecture on the
territory. Since 1938 he has been President of the Yellow Band
Gold Mines, Inc. He was a member of the Washington, D.C. and
Alaska Bar Associations., American Society of Civil Engineers,
and Beta Theta Pi. He is survived by his widow and two children.
“The Buzzard,” Vol. IX, p. 6. October 15, 1942.