June 30, 1945, after nearly 41 years of service in the government,
Robert F. Storm
of the Chart Division retired.
Mr. Storm was born in Washington, D.C., on
Nov. 2, 1882, and is really and truly a resident of the District.
He entered the Survey on Nov. 1, 1906, after short periods of
service with the Army Quartermaster and the Panama Canal Commission.
After the first World War, his advancement
in chart construction work was rapid, culminating in his appointment
as Assistant Chief of the Nautical Chart Section on Nov. 9,
1940. During his work with the Bureau many changes have taken
place in the character of the charts, the old artistic style
having minute detail yielding to the more legible and practical
charts of today, and there are repeated references in Mr. Storm’s
service record regarding his drafting ability, aptitude for
chart construction and value to the Bureau.
Mr. Storm is quite a camera fiend, and on his
many trips through the country, has taken many beautiful pictures
which he has enlarged and colored. On retirement, he plans to
live on his farm near Winchester, Va., a very beautiful place,
as evidenced by his pictures. In order to keep him busy, his
friends in the Bureau presented him with a deer rifle, as Mr.
Storm expects to spend many happy hours tramping through the
woods with his gun and his dog. In these days of meat shortages,
many of his friends will be envying him the results of his hunting.
All the best wishes of his friends and associates
of long standing go to Mr. Storm, and the Buzzard hopes for
him a long and pleasant retirement.
“The Buzzard,” Vol. XIII, No. 27, p. 2-3. July 5,