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The Bureau lost another of its valuable employees on Saturday, June 30, when Paul Schureman, Principal Mathematician of Tides and Currents retired after 42 years of service in that Division.

A graduate of Rutgers College, class of 1897, Mr. Schureman entered the Tidal Division in June 1903 as a computer. Mr. Schureman has seen the Tidal work of the Division widen and extend in scope – a new tide predicting machine, larger tide tables, detailed tide and current charts, expansion of our net of primary tide stations and the inauguration of cooperative tidal work with other American Republics.

In all this work, Mr. Schureman has participated actively, his analytic mind, keen sense of duty and loyal cooperation proving of inestimable value. His best-known contribution is embodied in the “Manual of Harmonic Analysis and Prediction of Tides,” which is recognized as a standard text on the subject the world over.

On behalf of his colleagues, Mr. Schureman was presented with an unabridged dictionary (we understand according to him that he was quite a “speller” by one of his teachers and a reading lamp and vase of flowers for Mrs. Schureman.

Mr. Schureman will spend the rest of the summer near Bluemont, Va., and his many friends and coworkers wish for him much happiness in his retirement….

In: “The Buzzard,” Vol. XIII, No. 27, p. 3. July 5, 1945.

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

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