Frederick Law Olmsted, American landscape architect. Awarded gold medal by American Academy Arts and Letters and National Institute Arts and Letters, 1949, George Robert White medal, Massachusetts Horticultural Society, 1951, C. A. Pugsley gold medal, American Scenic Historic Preservation Society, 1954; Conservation Service award, United States Department Interior, 1956.
One daughter, Charlotte (Mistress Robert Lee Gill, Junior). Began as practicing landscape architect, 1895. Member Olmsted Brothers, Brookline, Massachusetts, 1895-1950.
Landscape architect Metropolitan Park System of Boston, 1898-1920, of Roland Park Company, Baltimore, Baltimore Park Commission, 1902-1917. Sage Foundation Homes Company, Forest Hills, Long Island, Palos Verdes Estates, California. Member of commission on improvement of Washington, 1902.
Member board supervising architects of the group plan, Cleveland, 1912. Member commission on emergency construction, War Industries Board, May 1917-July 1918. Manager town planning div. of the United States Housing Corporation, July 1918-May 1919.
Member National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Washington, District of Columbia, 1926-1932. Director of state park survey for California Park Commission, 1929, and 1945-1950. Collaborator National Park Services and bureau of Reclamation Survey of Colorado River Basin, since 1941.
Member board of expert advisors to National Park Service for Yosemite National Park, 1929-1940, 51-56. An incorporator American Academy in Rome, 1905, member of council until 1949. Designed public parks, municipal improvements, subdivisions, private and institutional grounds in many cities.
Instructor landscape architecture, 1901-1903, professor, 1903-1914, Harvard University.