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George Edward Kassabaum

George Edward Kassabaum, American architect. Served with United States Army Air Force, 1945-1946. Named Missouri Architect of Year, 1978.; Member La Sociedad de Arquitectos Mexicanos (honorary), Sociedad Columbiana de Arquitectos (honorary), Royal Architects Institute Canada (honorary), Sigma Chi.

Background

  • Kassabaum, George Edward was born on December 5, 1920 in Atchison, Kansas, United States. Son of George A. and Dorothy (Gaston) Kassabaum.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Architecture, Washington University, St. Louis, 1947.

    Career

    • Registered profile architect, Missouri, Kansas, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida, District of Columbia, Massachusetts, New York, Alaska, Wisconsin, California, Maryland., Colorado, North Carolina, Texas, New Jersey (president St. Louis chapter 1964, national president 1968-1969, chancellor 1978). Faculty Washington University, 1947-1950. Associate firm Hellmuth, Yamasaki & Leinweber, St. Louis, 1950-1955.

      Principal Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum, St. Louis, 1955-1982. Director Tower Grove Bank. Important works include Equitable Bldg, St. Louis, Smithsonian Air-Space Mus, Washington, Mobil Headquarters, Fairfax, Virginia, MC Auto Computer Center, St. Louis, Dull Hosp, Durham, North Carolina, Convention Center, San Francisco, U. Riyad, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Riyadh Airport, Exxon Research and Engineering Facilities, Clinton, New Jersey.

      Contributor articles to professional journals Board of directors Young Men’s Christian Association, St. Louis, 1970-1982, Downtown St. Louis, Inc., 1976-1982, St. Louis Symphony. Trustee Washington University, 1976-1982.

    Membership

    Served with United States Army Air Force, 1945-1946. Named Missouri Architect of Year, 1978. Member La Sociedad de Arquitectos Mexicanos (honorary), Sociedad Columbiana de Arquitectos (honorary), Royal Architects Institute Canada (honorary), Sigma Chi.

    Clubs: Noonday (St. Louis), Media (St. Louis), Old Warson (St. Louis), St. Louis Country (St. Louis), Racquet (St. Louis), Bogey Country (St. Louis).

    Connections

    • Married Marjory Verser, January 22, 1949. Children: Douglas, Ann, Karen.
    • father: George A. Kassabaum
    • mother: Dorothy (Gaston) Kassabaum
    • spouse: Marjory Verser
    • children: Douglas Kassabaum
    • Ann Kassabaum
    • Karen Kassabaum
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    Born December 5, 1920
    Died August 15, 1982
    (aged 61)
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