Walter James Bennett, 1879-1952. Walter Bennett began his Weather Bureau
career in 1900 near San Francisco, California. He spent the final 17 years of
his career as Meteorologist-in-Charge of the Jacksonville, Florida, office until
retirement in 1949. His son, Charles E. Bennett, was born in the Weather Burea
u office in Canton, NY, and served 44 years as a Florida Congressman.