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George Edwin Bergstrom

George Edwin Bergstrom, American architect. Member Newcomen Society England (American branch). Director American International Assurance, 1921-1927, treasurer 1927-1939, president 1939-1941.; Mason.

Background

  • Bergstrom, George Edwin was born in March 1876 in Neenah, Wisconsin, United States. Son of George O. and Alice (Smith) Bergstrom.

  • Education

    • Preparatory education, Philips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts. Student Sheffield Scientific School ( Yale University). Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1899.

    Career

    • With Tower & Wallace, architects and engrs., New York City, 1899-1901. Member Parkinson & Bergstrom, Los Angeles, California, 1902-1913. Practice alone since 1913.

      Became president Los Angeles Housing Commission, 1916. President Allied Architects Association, Los Angeles, 1921-1933. Editor Uniform Building Code, State of California, 1928-1939.

      Chief consulting architect, United States War Department, 1941. Chief architect The Pentagon, War Department Building, Washington, District of Columbia, 1942, chief architect, Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Los Angeles Company Hospital, Los Angeles Hall of Justice, Los Angeles Museum History, Science and Art.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member Newcomen Society England (American branch). Director American International Assurance, 1921-1927, treasurer 1927-1939, president 1939-1941. Mason.; Clubs: California, Los Angeles Athletic (director), Los Angeles Country, California Yacht, Rivera Country (director).

    Connections

    • Married Nancy Evans Kimberly, May 9, 1902. Children: Alice Cheney, George Edwin.
    • father: George O. Bergstrom
    • mother: Alice (Smith) Bergstrom
    • spouse: Nancy Evans Kimberly
    • children: Alice Cheney Bergstrom
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