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Douglas William Orr

Douglas William Orr, American architect. Served in the United States Army, 1917-1919.; Member of the Smithsonian, Art Commission, 1957.; (Fellow) The American Institute of Architects (president 1947-1949, ex-president Connecticut chapter). Academician National Academy Design; member American Architectural Foundation, Inc.; member Royal Institute British Architects; member Phi Gamma Delta.; Mason.

Background

  • Orr, Douglas William was born on March 25, 1892 in Meriden, Connecticut, United States. Son of Adam and Mary (Blair) Orr.

  • Education

    • Educated Meriden grammar and high schools. Bachelor of Fine Arts, Yale University, 1919, Master of Fine Arts, 1927.

    Career

    • 1 daughter, Ann (Mistress John A. Logan, Junior). Practiced architecture, 1919-1966. Director of First National Bank & Trust Company, New Haven Gas Light Company.

      Consultant architect, Princeton University.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Conglist

    Membership

    Served in the United States Army, 1917-1919. Member of the Smithsonian, Art Commission, 1957. (Fellow) The American Institute of Architects (president 1947-1949, ex-president Connecticut chapter).

    Academician National Academy Design. Member American Architectural Foundation, Inc. Member Royal Institute British Architects.

    Member Phi Gamma Delta. Mason.; Clubs: Century (New York City).

    Connections

    • Married Helen Merriam Converse, December 22, 1917.
    • father: Adam Orr
    • mother: Mary (Blair) Orr
    • spouse: Helen Merriam Converse
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    Died July 29, 1966
    (aged 74)
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