Herbert Gouverneur Ogden, American civilian military employee. Served, 1863, assistant United States Coast and Geodetic Survey, since 1869; Member of the United States Board on Geographic Names.
Ogden, Herbert Gouverneur was born on April 4, 1846 in New York, United States. Son of Morgan Lewis and Eliza Glendy (McLaughlin) Ogden.
Educated private schools and tutors. Appointed aid, April 22, 1863, promoted to assistant, 1869, United States Coast and Geodetic Survey.
In 1863 he joined the US Coast and Geodetic Survey, where he originally worked on the defenses of Washington DC during the American Civil War. The following year he went to map the coast of North Carolina for the Union Navy. In 1865 he went on an expedition to Nicaragua, and in 1870 to Panama and the Darien.
He marriedn in Brooklyn, in 1872, and co-founded the National Geographic Society in 1888. In 1893 he mapped the Alaska-Canada border. He was a vice-president of the National Geographic Society.
Served, 1863, assistant United States Coast and Geodetic Survey, since 1869. Member of the United States Board on Geographic Names.