George E. Hauver, APG physicist

September 23, 2014 - photo frame

George Edgar Hauver, a late Aberdeen Proving Ground scientist and pledge photographer who was a first-place leader in imitation contests, died of insanity complications Sept. 17 during Bloom Assisted Living in Hilton Head, S.C. The former Bel Air proprietor was 87.

Born in Hagerstown, he was a son of Edgar Routzhan Hauver, a teacher, and Helen Hauver, a homemaker. The family altered to Street in Harford County, where he was a 1944 connoisseur of Highland High School. He warranted a bachelor’s grade during Washington College and perceived a master’s grade in production during a University of Maryland, College Park.

Mr. Hauver assimilated a Ballistic Research Laboratory during a Aberdeen Proving Ground. A physicist, he worked in armor-related investigate and was a target of workplace feat awards. He late twice from a proof ground, once from sovereign use and a second time, about 15 years ago, from a invulnerability contractor.

He was a author of systematic studies and tested polyethylene and other materials.

“He complicated ways to urge armament, though his work was unequivocally technical. we didn’t totally know a investigate he did,” pronounced his son, Robert H. Hauver of Towson.

According to a 1954 Baltimore Sun article, Mr. Hauver bought a newspaper-style camera in a open of 1953 that he took on a outing to Colorado and a Southwest.

“Black-and-while photography seemed a challenge,” he pronounced in The Sun’s story. “I unequivocally got into it since it authorised me not usually to take my possess cinema though to imitation and rise them as well.”

He entered a Sunday Sun photography competition with a combination of dual pigeons in silhouette, perched on a damaged window support in an aged stable nearby his home in Street. The imitation was selected as a weekly $5 winner. It afterwards went into a pool of other winners and won a $25 monthly prize. It was entered into a 16th annual Newspaper National Snapshot Award competition in Washington, D.C. There it took tip inhabitant honors in a animal difficulty and carried a $1,000 first-place prize.

Mr. Hauver pronounced he spent 4 hours perplexing to get a imitation he wanted.

“His initial dual trips to a stable were failures. … He secluded a camera, sat down in a dilemma and review a book, gripping one eye on a content and a other on a birds,” pronounced a 1954 Sun story. “Four hours later, he got his picture.”

“My father had a good eye for photography,” pronounced his son. “He built his possess darkroom for a apparatus he had. He favourite to work in black and white, and he grown his possess pictures.”

His son pronounced that his father would go out on his detailed sessions in a early morning to locate low levels of light.

“He favourite a morning along Thomas Run Road in Harford County,” his son said.

He belonged to internal photography clubs and won a 1962 imitation competition sponsored by a aged Baltimore News-Post.

In 1974, he won initial place again, this time in The Sun’s A. Aubrey Bodine Memorial Photographic Contest. He shot a Holstein cow behind a handle fence. Foxtail weed was in a foreground. The imitation was so pure it was probable to observe a Holstein’s identifying series and a pure wings of a encircling fly.

“[His] photography is a deeply personal kind of photography,” pronounced a 1974 Sun article. “Through it, a camera becomes most some-more than an prolongation of his arm: it became an prolongation of his memory.”

Mr. Hauver went on to contend that Harford County was changing and flourishing reduction rural. He wanted to record scenes before they altered and were “the approach we remember them.”

Mr. Hauver also played tennis. He was a member of a South Beach Racquet Club and was a member of a 2002 United States Tennis Association’s super seniors group that won a informal championship.

He also spent many summers during Valley Farm in Black Mountain, N.C. There, he photographed family members and scenes of a farm. He also spent partial of a year in Hilton Head, S.C.

In further to his son, survivors embody his mother of 55 years, a former Elsie Henderson, a late Harford County kindergarten clergyman who taught during Dublin Elementary School; another son, William Hauver of Bel Air; and 3 grandchildren.

No use is planned.

jacques.kelly@baltsun.com

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