In Memory

Gary North



Long-time WMS member Gary North passed away on October 29, 2013 at age 74.  Born in Schenectady, New York, and a 1962 graduate of Davis and Elkins College, Gary had a distinguished career as a geographer, cartographer, and scientist.  As an Air Force officer, he worked with the Strategic Air Command.   As a scientist he worked for the Raytheon Company developing radar surveys.  He closed his federal career as a senior executive with the U.S. Geological Survey where he assisted with the Earth Resources Observation Systems Program and the National Cartographic Information Center.   Gary was also a great benefactor of the Geography and Map Division at the Library of Congress where he had been instrumental in the acquisition of state-of-the-art documentation of ocean floor mapping by Bruce Heezen and Marie Tharp, and creating a research data base of these first-of-a-kind maps, drawings, and precision depth recordings.    (Above comments by Ralph Ehrenberg.)