Harold Hampshire, recently honored by the Maryland Society of Surveyors for being among the oldest active surveyors in Maryland, reminisces on his life and career. 


Maryland's oldest surveyor hopes to keep working until the end
 
By Brice Stump • Staff Writer • August 2, 2008
 
SALISBURY -- Harold Hampshire was a dairy farm boy who wanted to be a veterinarian. Instead, he became a World War II plane pilot, then a water meter reader and finally, a surveyor.
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Hampshire, 85, is believed to be the oldest working surveyor in the state. Though he no longer works in the field, he rules the roost at the company he founded in 1965 -- Hampshire, Hampshire and Andrews -- and serves as a consultant.