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coast guard officer

Charles Abraham Park, American coast guard officer. Awarded Legion of Merit, 1946. Received Benjamin Lamme medal from Ohio State University, June 1946, for “meritorious achievement in engineering.” Transferred to United States Navy, World War I. Member Student Council of Ohio State University (lieutenant colonel in charge student regiment), Sigma Xi.; Member American Society Civ. Engineers.


Park, Charles Abraham was born on November 30, 1882 in New Lexington, Ohio, United States. Son of Thomas and Louanna Brush (Jordan) Park.


C.E., Ohio State University, 1907.


Draftsman United States Land Office, Cheyenne, Wyoming, 1907, civil engineer and superintendent construction Question Manager department at large, Fort D. A. Russell, Wyoming, 1908-1911. Superintendent construction United States Lighthouse District 11, Detroit, Michigan, 1911-1924, lighthouse superintendent in charge, 1924-1933. Chief engineer, United States Lighthouse Service, 1933-1935, deputy commissioner lighthouses, 1935-1939.

Captain United States Coast Guard, operations officer for aids to navigation, Coast Guard Headquarters, Washington, District of Columbia, 1939-1942. Chief operations officer, United States Coast Guard, July 1, 1942. Rank of rear admiral United States Coast Guard, May 1, 1943.

Retired August, 1946.


The commitment of individual Christians to work for social and political change should be recognized as a fully legitimate form of Christian discipleship.


Christians with different approaches should be engaged with each other to discuss how the Bible should be applied to issues in our contemporary world.


Member Student Council of Ohio State University (lieutenant colonel in charge student regiment), Sigma Xi. Member American Society Civ. Engineers.


Married Lela Maud Laughlin, September 2, 1908. Children: Geraldine Myrtle, Charles Abraham, Robert Laughlin.

Thomas Park

Louanna Brush (Jordan) Park

Lela Maud Laughlin

Geraldine Myrtle Park

Charles Abraham Park

Robert Laughlin Park