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Landscape architect

Donald Howard Parker, American landscape architect. Registered landscape architect Virginia, North Carolina, New York, Massachusetts. Recipient District Graduate award Department Land Architecture, University Massachusetts, 1984; Paul Harris fellow Rotary Foundation, 1981.

Background

Parker, Donald Howard was born on July 27, 1922 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Glennes Arthur Sheldon and Vida Mary (Kendrew) Parker.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Massachusetts, Amherst, 1946. B. in Landscape Architecture, University Massachusetts, Amherst, 1947.

Career

Landscape draftsman L.E. Moore, C.E., Boston, 1947-1948, Leo A. Novick, Los Angeles, New York City, 1948-1949. Assistant landscape architect Colonial Williamsburg (Virginia) Foundation, 1949-1960, chief landscape architect, 1960-1985. Private practice landscape architecture Williamsburg, from 1949.

Advisory committee History American Building Survey, 1969-1971, Smithsonian Institution, 1977-1980.

Achievements

  • Registered landscape architect Virginia, North Carolina, New York, Massachusetts.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor chapters to books, articles to professional journals.

Membership

Active, Boy Scouts American, 1958-1984. Served to Second lieutenant United States Army, 1942-1945. Fellow American Society Landscape Architects (trustee Potomac chapter 1977, Virginia chapter 1978-1983, treasurer Virginia chapter 1984-1986, Distinguished Service award Virginia chapter 1994).

Member Association Preservation Virginia Antiquities (correspondent secretary, board directors Colonel Cap branch since 1995), 20th Century Art Gallery (board directors 1980-1984, treasurer 1992-1996), Williamsburg Inn Lawn Bowling Club (president 1985-1990, secretary-treasurer 1991-1993, treasurer 1994-1997, tournament director 1985-1994), Rotary (president Williamsburg club 1979-1980).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Sports, gardening, canoeing, travel, lawn bowling.

Connections

Married Ella Mae Stinson, September 8, 1945 (deceased 1983). Children– Randall Tebow, Sheldon Kendrew, Susan Bowen, Elizabeth Stinson. Married Helen Jackson Anthony, June 19, 1987.

1 stepson, Scott Douglas Paul.

father:
Glennes Arthur Sheldon Parker

mother:
Vida Mary (Kendrew) Parker

spouse:
Ella Mae Stinson

spouse:
Helen Jackson Anthony

child:
Randall Tebow Parker

child:
Sheldon Kendrew Parker

child:
Susan Bowen Parker

child:
Elizabeth Stinson Parker