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Albert Harkness

Albert Harkness, American architect. member Rhode Island Board Examination and Registration Architects, 1936, 40-54, 59-64. Official in manufacturer munitions Gorham Manufacturing Company, 1943-1944; Member Providence Redevelopment Agency, 1947-1966, vice chairman 1947-1954.; Fellow American Institute of Architects (director 1937-1939, president Rhode Island chapter 1933-1934, 45-46); member Alpha Delta Phi.

Background

  • Harkness, Albert was born on November 8, 1886 in Hamilton, New York, United States. Son of Albert G. and Katherine M. (Beebee) Harkness.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Brown U., 1909. Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1912.

    Career

    • Employed in architectural offices Delano & Aldrich. H. Van Buren Magonigle. McKim, Mead & White, 1912-1918.

      In private practice, Providence, 1919-1973. Director Providence Athenaeum, 1930-1932, 38-46. Member Rhode Island Board Examination and Registration Architects, 1936, 40-54, 59-64.

      Official in manufacturer munitions Gorham Manufacturing Company, 1943-1944. American Institute of Architects representative to the United States Committee for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 1947-1948.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Baptist

    Membership

    Member Rhode Island Board Examination and Registration Architects, 1936, 40-54, 59-64. Official in manufacturer munitions Gorham Manufacturing Company, 1943-1944. Member Providence Redevelopment Agency, 1947-1966, vice chairman 1947-1954.

    Fellow American Institute of Architects (director 1937-1939, president Rhode Island chapter 1933-1934, 45-46). Member Alpha Delta Phi. Clubs: Century Association (New York City).

    Connections

    • Married Sara Arden Cheesman, August 29, 1914.; married second, Mistress. Children: Albert, John Cheesman, Livingston Arden (deceased).
    • father: Albert G. Harkness
    • mother: Katherine M. (Beebee) Harkness
    • spouses: Sara Arden Cheesman
    • Mistress
    • children: Albert Harkness
    • John Cheesman Harkness
    • Livingston Arden Harkness (deceased)
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