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Lawrence Grant White

Lawrence Grant White, American architect. Decorated Chevalier Crown of Italy, Naval War Cross, Knight Officer Order Steamship. Maurice and Lazarus (Italy); Chevalier Legion of Honor (France). Served as Lieutenant (senior grade) United States Naval Reserve Force, World War I; Fellow American Institute Architects, Society Architects Diplomes by French Government, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

  • White, Lawrence Grant was born on September 26, 1887 in New York, New York, United States. Son of Stanford and Bessie Springs (Smith) White.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, Harvard, 1907. Diploma Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris, France, 1913. Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, Union College.

    Career

    • Began as architect, 1914. Member McKim, Mead & White since 1919, now senior partner. Principal works: Pennsylvania R.R. Station, Newark, New Jersey.

      52 Wall Street, New York. Regimental Barracks, Governors Island, New York, Hotel National, Havana, Cuba. Girard Trust Company Offices, Philadelphia Director Garden City Company, Hempstead Plains Company.

      Trustee Manhattan Electrical Engineer & T. Hospital, New York, Metropolitan Museum Art. Tiffany Foundation; president National Academy of Design. Trustee Parsons School of Design.

      Member Smithsonian Art Commission. Vice president National Sculpture Society.

    Works

    • Author: Sketches and Designs by Stanford White, 1920. Translation of Dante’s Divine Comedy, 1948.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Served as Lieutenant (senior grade) United States Naval Reserve Force, World War I. Fellow American Institute Architects, Society Architects Diplomes by French Government, Phi Beta Kappa. Clubs: Harvard, Century Association (New York).

    Connections

    • Married Laura Astor Chanler, June 19, 1916. Children: Frederick Lawrence Peter, Elizabeth Stuyvesant, Robert Winthrop, Alida Mary, John Chanler, Cynthia Margaret, Sarah Matilda, Ann Octavia.
    • father: Stanford White
    • mother: Bessie Springs (Smith) White
    • spouse: Laura Astor Chanler
    • children: Frederick Lawrence Peter White
    • Elizabeth Stuyvesant White
    • Robert Winthrop White
    • Alida Mary White
    • John Chanler White
    • Cynthia Margaret White
    • Sarah Matilda White
    • Ann Octavia White
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    Born September 26, 1887
    Died September 8, 1956
    (aged 68)
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