Leadership

OBITUARIES

Issue 1 and Volume 118.

OBITUARIES Colonel Clarence Goldsmith Colonel Clarence Goldsmith, retired assistant chief engineer of the National Board of Fire Underwriters, died October 12 in Andover, Mass., at the age of 90. He had served the Board for 43 years. Colonel Goldsmith entered the employ of the National Board in 1907, several years following his graduation from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was placed in charge of the Chicago office of the Board in 1919. He served in the Army in World War 1 and as a civilian expert on fire protection in World War II. For nearly two years during World War II he worked with the Chemical Warfare Service assisting in the development of incendiary bombing techniques. He was also chief consultant on fire protection for the Office of Civilian Defense and in 1944 received the OCD service bar for 4,000 hours of unpaid service to civilian defense. During the…

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