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Albert Henry Detweiler

Albert Henry Detweiler, American educator.

Background

  • Detweiler, Albert Henry was born on October 4, 1906 in Perkasie, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Wm. H. and Lillian M. (Myers) Detweiler.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Architecture, University of Pennsylvania, 1930.

    Career

    • Museum, Tell Billa, Iraq, 1930-1931. Student American School Oriental Research, Jerusalem, 1932-1935, architectural fellow, 1933-1935. Architect and archaeologist Tell Beit Mirsim, Gerasa, Bostra, Samaria, 1933-1935.

      Yale, Dura Europos, 1935-1937. Michigan, Seleucia-on-the Tigris, fall 1936. Assistant on survey Mosque d’Juma, Isfahan, summer 1936.

      Assistant in research, Yale, 1937-1939. Member of faculty Cornell since 1939, professor architecture, 1948-1956. Associate dean College Architecture, Cornell, 1956-1970.

      Langley scholarship American Institute Architects, England, 1947. Acting director American School Oriental Research, Jerusalem, summer 1949, director 1953-1954, president, 1955-1966, trustee, 1955-1966, life trustee, 1966-1970. Member Jerusalem School Committee, 1951-1954.

      Visiting professor Roman archaeology American School in Jerusalem, January 1951. Haskell lecturer Oberlin Graduate School Theology, 1964. Guggenheim fellow in Italy, 1961-1962.

      Associate director of Cornell-Harvard Expedition to Sardis, 1958-1970. Archaeological adviser Cosa Expedition, American Academy Rome, 1954. Member of national commission to decide how to salvage Abu Simbel tombs, Egypt, 1963.

      Member commission to survey ancient and medieval monuments in Egypt for American Research Institute, Egypt, 1966. Member United States nat. committee International Council Monuments and Sites-Icomas, 1967-1970.

    Works

    • Author: Manual Archaeological Surveying, 1948. Contributor articles in professional publications. Chapters and drawings in books.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Unitarian

    Membership

    Member of faculty Cornell since 1939, professor architecture, 1948-1956. Member Jerusalem School Committee, 1951-1954. Member of national commission to decide how to salvage Abu Simbel tombs, Egypt, 1963.

    Member commission to survey ancient and medieval monuments in Egypt for American. (Fellow) The American Institute of Architects. Member American Institute Archaeology, Society Architectural Historians (1st vice president), DeWitt History Society, New York State Association Architects.

    Clubs: Statler (Ithaca).

    Connections

    • Married Catharine S. Bunnell, February 7, 1939. Children: John H., Katharine D., Alice M., Mary S. Architect and archaeologist University.
    • father: Wm. H. Detweiler
    • mother: Lillian M. (Myers) Detweiler
    • spouse: Catharine S. Bunnell
    • children: John H. Detweiler
    • Katharine D. Detweiler
    • Alice M. Detweiler
    • Mary S. Architect and archaeologist University Detweiler
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    Died January 30, 1970
    (aged 63)
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