Rear Admiral Harold J. Seaborg retired
on November 1, after more than 36 years of active duty. He was
Regional Officer in Seattle, Washington, from December 1964 until
becoming Director of the new Pacific Marine Center at Seattle
on October 1, 1965, and served in that post until he retired.
A native of South Bend, Indiana, he was graduated from Purdue
University in 1929 and joined the Coast and Geodetic Survey as
a deck officer in 1931. He spent more than 16 years aboard various
Coast and Geodetic Survey ships, five of which he commanded. His
last sea command was the PATHFINDER in 1963 and 1964. He also
served for a number of years on various field parties in the United
States and Canada. Admiral Seaborg attended the Armed Forces Staff
College at Norfolk in 1951 and then spent 18 months liaison officer
and instructor with the U.S. Naval Amphibious Training Command
at Little Creek, Virginia. He headed the Coast and Geodetic Survey's
District Office at Kansas City in 1956 and 1957, and the Honolulu
District Office in 1961 and 1962.
The Seaborgs are living in Edmonds, Washington.
ESSA CORPS BULLETIN, Vol. 2, No. 5, 12/1/1967