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Alden Freeman

architect , author , political reformer.

Alden Freeman, American architect, author, political reformer. Member Society Mayflower Descendants, Society Colonial Wars, Huguenot Society, S.R., Order of the Cincinnati, Military Order of War of 1812, N.E. Society, St. Nicholas Society, Phi Beta Kappa, Psi Upsilon; member Veterans of Foreign Wars, Red Cross Society of Japan (medal of merit).

Background

Freeman, Alden was born on May 25, 1862 in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. Son of Joel Francis and Frances Maria (Abbey) Freeman.

Education

Bachelor of Science, New York University, 1882, Master of Science in Architecture, 1887. Unmarried; adopted son, Charles D. Boulton. Associate architect with Lorenzo B. Wheeler, 1882-1883.

Loan clerk Seaboard National Bank, New York, 1883-1886. Proprietor Newark (New Jersey) Truth, 1903-1904. Organizer, 1902, and secretary, 1902-1908, Citizens Union of E. Orange, a forerunner of later reform movements in New Jersey Chairman Committee for Preservation of Franklin Mansion, Perth Amboy, New Jersey, since 1923.

Designed Franklin Lodge, Miami, Florida, 1924. Montarioso, Santa Barbara, California, 1927. Casa Casuarina, 1930.

Consul general of Haiti, at Miami, Florida.

Career

With others made airflight around Caribbean Sea, 1930.

Works

  • Author: A Year in Politics, 1906. The Forerunners of Woodrow Wilson (with Hester E. Hosford), 1914. Abbey Memorial of Enfield, Connecticut, 1917.

    Contributor articles on political and reform subjects.

Membership

Member Society Mayflower Descendants, Society Colonial Wars, Huguenot Society, S.R., Order of the Cincinnati, Military Order of War of 1812, N.E. Society, St. Nicholas Society, Phi Beta Kappa, Psi Upsilon. Member Veterans of Foreign Wars, Red Cross Society of Japan (medal of merit). Clubs: University, Jockey (Miami).

Connections

father:
Joel Francis Freeman

mother:
Frances Maria (Abbey) Freeman