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Maurice Drue Parrish

Maurice Drue Parrish, museum executive. King Chavez Parks fellow University Michigan, 1991, H.I. Feldman fellow Yale University, 1972; Franklin W. Gregory scholar Yale University, 1974, National Achievement scholar University Pennsylvania, 1968.

Background

  • Parrish, Maurice Drue was born on March 5, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Maurice and Ione Yvonne (Culumns) Parrish.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Architect, University Pennsylvania, 1972. Master of Architecture, Yale University, 1975.

    Career

    • City planner City of Chicago, 1975-1981. Architect John Hiltscher & Associates, Chicago, 1981-1983, Barnett, Jones & Smith, Chicago, 1983-1984. Zoning administrator City of Chicago, 1984-1987, building commissioner, 1987-1989.

      Deputy director Detroit Institute of Arts, 1989-1997, interim director, 1997-1999, executive vice president, since 1999.

    Membership

    Board directors Arts League of Michigan, Detroit, 1994-1997, Mosaic Youth Theatre Detroit, since 2000, chairman, since 2002. Co-chairman Mayor's Affordable Housing Task Force, Chicago, 1984-1989. Chairman Chicago Electrical Commission, 1988-1989.

    Member Chicago Economic development Commission, 1987-1989. President St. Philip Neri School Board, Chicago, 1981-1985, South Shore Commission, Chicago, 1982-1984. Member American Association Museum, American Association Museum Administrators, Construction Specifications Institute, Lambda Alpha.

    Personality

    Interests

    Sailing, chess, reading, astronomy.

    Connections

    • Married Gail Marie Sims, September 2, 1978. Children: Theodore, Andrew, Brandon, Cara.
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    Born March 5, 1950
    (age 67)
    • 1972
      University Pennsylvania
    • 1975
      Yale University
    • 1975 - 1981
      City planner City of Chicago
    • 1981 - 1983
      architect, John Hiltscher & Associates
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1983 - 1984
      architect, John Hiltscher & Associates
      Barnett, Missouri, United States
    • 1984 - 1987
      zoning administrator, City of Chicago
    • 1987 - 1989
      zoning administrator, City of Chicago
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