Rear Adm. Harley Nygren, who was instrumental in forming the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and served as the first director of its Commissioned Corps, died Nov. 17. He was 94.
Nygren, an icon in coast mapping and geodetic surveying, retired in 1981 after 37 years of government service. A MOAA Life Member and a member of MOAA's Lancaster (Pa.) Chapter, his work touched countless lives, including meteorologists studying weather patterns at the National Hurricane Center he helped establish and astronauts traveling home using tracking infrastructure he helped build.
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