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James Sturgis Pray

James Sturgis Pray, American landscape architect. Fellow American Society Landscape Architects (vice president, president 1915-1919, trustee 1919-1921); member numerous professional societies; member National Conference on City Planning; member visiting commission on buildings and grounds, Radcliffe College; member Topiarian.

Background

  • Pray, James Sturgis was born on February 26, 1871 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Benjamin Sweetser and Frances Motley (Gavett) Pray.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, “as of ’95”.

    Career

    • With Olmsted Brothers, Brookline, 1898-1903. In independent practice, since 1903. Senior member Pray & Gallagher, 1904-1906, Pray, Hubbard & White, 1906-1918.

      Assistant professor landscape architecture, 1905-1914, Charles Eliot professor, since 1914, and chairman School of Landscape Architecture, 1908-1928, Harvard University.

    Works

    • Author: City Planning (with Kimball), 1913.

    Membership

    Fellow American Society Landscape Architects (vice president, president 1915-1919, trustee 1919-1921). Member numerous professional societies. Member National Conference on City Planning.

    Member visiting commission on buildings and grounds, Radcliffe College. Member Topiarian.

    Connections

    • Married Florence M. Nichols, October 30, 1901.
    • father: Benjamin Sweetser Pray
    • mother: Frances Motley (Gavett) Pray
    • spouse: Florence M. Nichols
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    Born February 26, 1871
    Died February 22, 1929
    (aged 57)
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