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Dennis O’Harrow

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Dennis O’Harrow, American city planner.


O’Harrow, Dennis was born on October 25, 1908 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. Son of Omar and Ethelberta (Dennis) O’H.


Bachelor of Science, Purdue University, 1931.


1 daughter, Judith; married second, Margaret Alice Sandstrom, March 14, 1936. Children—Stephen, Peter. Engineer, Indiana Highway Commission, 1931-1933.

Research director Indiana Planning Board, 1934-1938. Planner National Resources Planning Board, 1939-1942, planning consultant, 1946-1947. Assistant director American Society Planning Officials, 1948-1953, executive director, since 1954.

Chairman of the Board Governors Public Administration Service, Chicago, Illinois, 1956-1960, vice chairman, 1961-1964.


Member of National Industrial Zoning Committee, since 1951, chairman, 1959-1964. Member Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission, since 1961. Member Bureau International Federation Housing Town Planning, The Hague, since 1954, deputy president, since 1962.

Member advising committee on community air pollution United States Public Health Service, 1961-1963. Served from Lieutenant (junior grade) to lt commander, United States Navy Reserve, 1942-1945. Member American Institute Planners, Town Planning Institute United Kingdom (honorary), Regional Science Association, Population Society American, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Sigma Xi, Theta Xi, Chi Epsilon, Tau Beta Pi.

Club: Quadrangle (University of Chicago).


Married Georgia Brass, February 13, 1932.; married second, Margaret Alice Sandstrom, March 14, 1936. Children: Stephen, Peter.

Omar O’H.

Ethelberta (Dennis) O’H.

Georgia Brass

Margaret Alice Sandstrom

Stephen O’Harrow

Peter O’Harrow