National Geographic : 1945 Jun
GEORGE W. HUTCHISON 1886-1945 THE Board of Trustees and Officers of the National Geographic Society, with deep re gret, record the death of George Wayland Hutchison, Secretary of The Society. Dr. Hutchison was first employed by The Society in 1907, when he was 21 years old. Indefati gable, loyal, and intelligent, he gained promo tion to Associate Secretary, Acting Secretary, Secretary, and to membership on the Board of Trustees. Ever vigilant and alert for any mechanical or human improvement that would advance The Society's membership interests; always watchful for any trespass on The So ciety's rights; tenacious, straightforward, pru dent, Dr. Hutchison continued always cheer ful, genial, cordial, sympathetic and wise friend, whose counsel his fellow workers sought. His associates feel keenly the loss of an able colleague and a personal friend. The many expressions of sympathy received from The Society's membership are gratefully acknowledged.