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Edward Humphrey Nelson Edit Profile

Architect

Edward Humphrey Nelson, American architect. Decorated Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster, Purple Heart; recipient Distinguished Citizen award University Arizona, 1981, St. Philips medal St. Philips Episcopalian Church, 2000.

Background

Nelson, Edward Humphrey was born on September 2, 1918 in Winchester, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Richard MacDonald and Evelyn Miller (Humphrey) Nelson.

Education

Graduate, Lenox School, 1936. Bachelor of Architecture, Yale, 1950.

Career

Private architectural practice, Tucson, 1953-1961. Senior vice president CNWC Architects, 1961-1988, president, 1989-1994. Retired, 1994

Member advisory committee University Arizona College Architecture, 1984-1993.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Works include: design for Tucson Community Center.

Membership

President Tucson Community Council, 1969-1971, Tucson Art Center, 1960. Board directors Tucson Housing Foundation, 1969-1906, Tucson Symphony, 1977-1984, Tucson United Way, 1980, Tucson Art Museum, 1960-1974, director Planned Parenthood, South Arizona, 1981-1982, Tucson Trade Bureau, 1976-1991, president, 1984. Trustee Green Fields School, 1960-1974.

Vestry St. Philips Episcopalian Church, 1967-1969, senior warden, 1987-1990, parish warden, 1993-1994. Convenor Episcopal Interparish Council, 1990-1992. 1st Philadelphia City Troop, since 1940, private horse cavalry, 1940-1942.

Served to captain Army of the United States, 1940-1941, World War II, European Theatre of Operations. Fellow: American Institute of Architects (president Southern Arizona chapter 1962, chairman Arizona Fellows 1986-1994, emeritus 1994). Member: Arizona Society Architects (president 1963), University Arizona President's Club, Yale Club (president Tucson chapter 1962, director 1979—2006, president Tucson chapter 1983).

Connections

Married Lois Whitaker Renouf, September 24, 1948 (deceased). Children: Susan, David, Sarah. Married Miriam P. Ketcham, January 2, 1988 (deceased).

father:
Richard MacDonald Nelson

mother:
Evelyn Miller (Humphrey) Nelson

spouse:
Lois Whitaker Renouf

spouse:
Miriam P. Ketcham

child:
Susan Nelson

child:
David Nelson

child:
Sarah Nelson