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Ferdinand Lucien Rousseve

Ferdinand Lucien Rousseve, American educator, architect. Recipient Hoey award for interracial justice, New York, 1948.


  • Rousseve, Ferdinand Lucien was born on July 18, 1904 in New Orleans. Son of Barthelmy Abel and Valentine (Mansion) Rousseve.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1930. Master of Arts in History of Art, University of Chicago, 1940. Doctor of Philosophy., Harvard, 1948.


    • Instructor, Howard University, Washington, 1930-1933. Assistant to the president, business manager, Southern University, 1933-1934. Private practice architecture, New Orleans, 1933-1948, Boston, since 1948.

      Professor fine arts, department chairman Xavier U., New Orleans, 1934-1948, Boston College, since 1948. Projects include St. Peter Claver’s Catholic Elementary School, Tyler, Texas, St. Jude’s Catholic Hospital, Montgomery, Alabama, parish house Beecher Memorial Congressional Church, Central Congregational Church and Parish Hall, New Orleans, convents Holy Ghost Catholic Church, St. Raymond’s Catholic Church, New Orleans and Our Lady Perpetual Help, St. Martinville, Louisiana, McDonald Dental Clinic Building, New Orleans, Rhodes Funeral Home, New Orleans. State Department delegate United States National Committee United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 1961.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Member Civic Unity Committee, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1949-1956. Member Massachusetts Committee on Public Health, 1950-1953. Member Cambridge Planning Board, 1951-1956, Chairman of the Board, 1953-1956.

    Member executive consultant Catholic Commission Cultural and Intellectual Affairs, 1949-1952. Board of directors New Orleans Family Service Society, New Orleans Council Social Agilysys, 1944-1948, Cambridge Community Services, 1953-1955, Catholic Interracial Council of Boston, 1958, Catholic Family Counseling Bureau, Boston, 1959, National Catholic Conference Interracial Justice, 1961, Family Service bureau of Newton. Member American Association University Professors, Medieval Academy American, American Society Architectural Historians, College Art Association, Catholic Art Association, National Technology Association, National Conference Christians and Jews (Executive Board Northeastern region since 1957), National Urban League (trustee 1950-1952.


    • Married Elise Mirault Clarke, September 1, 1930. Children: Yvonne Elise (Mistress.
    • father: Barthelmy Abel Rousseve
    • mother: Valentine (Mansion) Rousseve
    • spouse: Elise Mirault Clarke
    • child: Yvonne Elise (Mrs Rousseve
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    Born July 18, 1904
    Died July 18, 1965
    (aged 61)