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H.P. Clark: After more than thirty-six years of service in the Coast and Geodetic Survey, Mr. Henry P. Clark, more familiarly known as “Clarkie,” retired on 30 June 1954. Mr. Clark, originally from Chicago, entered our service as Temporary Dynamo Tender on 4 April 1918, serving under the office of the Chief Clerk. Later he transferred to the Instrument Division, and was appointed Chief of the Electrical Branch on 24 December 1943.

He is a member of the Izaak Walton League, member of the “Yellow Dogs.” He is fond of gardening and fishing and enjoys traveling about his adopted state of Virginia, particularly between Arlington and Danville, where he has many friends. He is particularly proud of one son, who is a musician, prominent in the radio entertainment field, and who also has made numerous recordings.

Mr. Clark’s long career with the Government has been characterized by loyalty and earned for him many friends….

In: “The Buzzard,” June 29, 1954. P. 5.

Publication of the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), NOAA Central Library.

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