NOAA History Banner
gold bar divider
home - takes you to index page
about the site
noaa - takes you to the noaa home page
search this site
white divider
arrow Profiles in Time
arrow C&GS Biographies

banner - profiles in time c and gs biographies

Douglas Karr, Junior Hydrographic and Geodetic engineer in the Coast and Geodetic Survey, died at his home in Passaic, New Jersey, March 20, 1921. Mr. Karr was born in New York City on March 1, 1891. He received his education at the Passaic High School, 1904 to 1908, and took a civil engineer's course at the University of Pennsylvania, 1908 to 1910. His first employment was on railways surveys and construction, farm surveys, and factory and sewer construction. He was appointed an aid in the Coast and Geodetic Survey May 12, 1913, and was afterwards promoted to be a junior hydrographic and geodetic engineer. He retired on account of physical disability only a short time before his death. Mr. Karr had a varied service, including several classes of work in various parts of the United States. He was an able and efficient officer, and until obliged to discontinue active work because of physical disability was a valuable member of the field force of the Survey. His last duty was at the field station of the Survey in New York City.

C&GS Bulletin, 3/1921


Publication of the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), NOAA Central Library.
Last Updated: June 8, 2006 9:27 AM

Privacy Policy | Disclaimer