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On 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.

In: “The Buzzard,” Vol. XIII, No. 27, p. 2-3. July 5, 1945.

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

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