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Captain Maurice E. Wennermark who retired in 1964, died in Seattle, Washington on July 22, 1975. He had resided in Seattle, Washington since his retirement. Captain Wennermark joined the Coast and Geodetic Survey in 1928 as a Deck Officer after having obtained his degree in civil and irrigational engineering at Colorado A&M. He served the majority of his over 35 year career in the field on 16 different Coast and Geodetic Survey ships and several geodetic field parties including duty in the Philippines, Alaska, and South and Central America. Captain Wennermark served as technical advisor on tidal measurements in Peru and Chile in 1944; and as technical consultant to the Inter-American Geodetic Survey, operating in various South and Central American Countries during 1950-1952. During World War II he served with the 542nd Engineer Boat and Shore Regiment, Army Corps of Engineers in their Pacific operations including those in Japan and the Philippines. Captain Wennermark had served in the Washington Office, Coast and Geodetic Survey including duty as Assistant Chief, Geophysics Division and Chief, Commissioned Officer Personnel. At the time of his retirement, he was in charge of the Coast and Geodetic Survey Seattle Office.


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