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Robert Seeley De Golyer

Robert Seeley De Golyer, American architect. Served as captain Construction Division, United States Army, World War; Fellow American Institute Architects.


  • Golyer, Robert Seeley De was born on June 9, 1876 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Nelson and Laura DeGolyer.

  • Education

    • Education public and high schools, Evanston, Illinois. Student Yale University, 1 year. Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1898.


    • Began practice, Chicago, 1899. Served as designer for John H. Parkinson, Los Angeles, 1902-1905. In charge office of Marshall & Fox, Chicago.

      1905-1915; founder and president Robert S. de Golyer & Company, 1915-1935. Robert S. De Golyer & Waler T. Stockton, 1935-1943. Robert S. de Golyer since 1945.

      Principal works: 1242 Lake Shore Drive Apts., Hotel Ambassador East, The Brockton, and many other buildings in Chicago and western cities. Chief architect Federal Housing Project, Julia C. Lathrop Homes, Chicago. Assistant architect Pentagon Building, Washington, District of Columbia.


    People sometimes argue that involvement in political life involves getting our hands dirty, so is something Christians should avoid. But God is present in everything, including political institutions.


    The faith should be based on the Bible, but also on reason, tradition, and personal experience.

    Denomination: Methodist


    Church should organize delegations to different ecumenical conferences throughout the world and actively participate in the global inter-religious dialogues.


    Served as captain Construction Division, United States Army, World War. Fellow American Institute Architects. Clubs: Lake Zurich Country.


    • Married Eleanor V. Harris, 1911.
    • father: Nelson DeGolyer
    • mother: Laura DeGolyer
    • spouse: Eleanor V. Harris
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    Born June 9, 1876
    Died October 11, 1952
    (aged 76)