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Frank Manly Thorn

Frank Manly Thorn (December 7, 1836 – April 14, 1907) was an American lawyer , politician , government official, essayist , journalist , humorist , and inventor . He served as the sixth Superintendent of the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey . The first non-scientist to hold that position, he guided the Coast and Geodetic Survey through a critical period of reform following the exposure of improprieties under his predecessor, and he defended it from being abolished or diminished by its critics. Continue reading “Frank Manly Thorn”