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Joseph Zeno Burgee

Joseph Zeno Burgee, American architect.


  • Burgee, Joseph Zeno was born on December 30, 1897 in St. Louis. Son of Henry J. and Ellen (Kelly) Burgee.

  • Education

    • Student of University Illinois, 1916-1917.


    • Nancy Ellen. Superintendent construction Holabird & Root, Chicago, 1927-1940, resident engineer, project manager, 1940-1941, resident partner, project engineer, 1942-1944. Partner Holabird, Root & Burgee since 1945. Special advisor O.P.M., West Palm Beach, Washington, 1941-1942.

      Chairman heavy rescue committee Civil Defense Corps. Trustee University of Chicago Cancer Research Foundation. Life member Notre Dame Foundation.

      Director United Catholic Charities.


    Served with 1st Illinois Cavalry, Mexican Border, 1916. Member Illinois Chamber of Commerce (director), Chicago Association Commerce, Chicago National History Museum, The Art Institute of Chicago Chicago (life), American Society Professional Engineers, U. Illinois Alumni Association (life), American International Assurance, American Society Military Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, Western Society Engineers, National Council Architectural Registration Bds. Clubs: Rotary, Chicago Athletic Association, Tavern, South Shore Country.


    • Married Helen Dooley, October 5, 1929. Children: Joseph Zeno, John Henry.
    • father: Henry J. Burgee
    • mother: Ellen (Kelly) Burgee
    • spouse: Helen Dooley
    • children: Joseph Zeno Burgee
    • John Henry Burgee
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    Born December 30, 1897
    Died January 5, 1956
    (aged 58)