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Henry Gannett

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Born in Bath, Maine, in 1846, and educated at Harvard University, Gannett began his career in topographic mapping with the Hayden Survey in 1871. The USGS Geography Program was established under his direction. He served as Chief Geographer of the Survey from 1882 to 1914.