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Chief , Division of Alaska Fisheries

Ward Taft BOWER, American Chief, Division of Alaska Fisheries. Member of Biological Society of Washington; National Geographic Society; Masons; Chapter Commandery; Eastern Star Northville, Michigan; Shrine; Moslem Temple, Detroit, Michigan; Elks Lodge, Pontiac, Michigan Clubs: City (Washington, D. C.), Arctic (Seattle, Washington).


BOWER, Ward Taft was born on November 17, 1881 in Northville, Michigan, United States. Son of Seymour and Exene (Taft) Bower.


High School.


Foreman, Fish Cultural Station, Baird, California, 1903, Northville, Michigan, 1905. Statistical Agent, Wash, District of Columbia, 1907. Clerk, Commissioners office, Washington, D. C., 1909, Division of Fish Culture, Washington, D. C., 1909.

Superintendent, Carolina and Messenger Service, Washington, District of Columbia, Clerk, Class 4, Division of Statistics, 1909. Inspector, Alaska Salmon Fisheries, 1911. Assistant Agent, appointed by President, 1912, by Secy, of Commerce, 1913.

Agent, Alaska Service, 1915. Field Assistant, 1922. Administrator Officer, Washington, District of Columbia, 1924.

Chief, Division of Alaska Fisheries, Washington, District of Columbia, March since 1930. Assistant Recording Secretary, American Fisheries Society. 1909-1910, Recording Secretary, 1911-1913, Executive Secy, and Editor, 1920-1922.

Author of articles and reports on Fishery Industries.


Member of Biological Society of Washington. National Geographic Society. Masons; Chapter Commandery.

Eastern Star Northville, Michigan. Shrine; Moslem Temple, Detroit, Michigan. Elks Lodge, Pontiac, Michigan Clubs: City (Washington, D. C.), Arctic (Seattle, Washington).


Spouse Louise Wicks, October 15, 1919, Detroit, Michigan.