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Architect

Francis Donald Lethbridge was American architect. Trustee Nantucket Atheneum; advisor Nantucket History Association Officer, pilot United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1945. Fellow American Institute of Architects (president Washington Metropolitan chapter 1964, vice president 1969-1970, president American Institute of Architects foundation 1971-1973); member Cosmos Club (Washington).

Background

Lethbridge, Francis Donald was born on October 5, 1920 in Hackensack, New Jersey, United States. Son of Berry B. and Florence A. (Lapham) Lethbridge.

Education

Student, Stevens Institute of Technology, 1940. Student, Yale School Architecture, 1946.

Career

Partner architectural firm Keyes, Smith, Satterlee & Lethbridge, Washington, 1951-1955, Keyes, Lethbridge & Condon, Washington, 1956-1975, Francis D. Lethbridge & Associates, Washington, 1975-1990. Member foreign buildings architectural review panel United States State Department, 1977-1980. Member architectural advisory panel Federal Reserve Board, 1979-1983.

Member Potomac Planning Task Force, 1965-1967. Board advisers National Trust for History Preservation, 1969-1971. Member Joint Committee Landmarks National Capital, 1964-1979, chairman, 1964-1973.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Co-author: Guide to the Architecture of Washington, Distric. Principal works include Pine Spring Community, Fairfax County, Virginia, 1951-1954, Potomac Overlook, 1955-1958, United States Chancery, Lima, Peru, 1957, Forest Industries Building, Washington, 1961, Carderock Springs Community, Montgomery County, Maryland, 1963-1965, Unitarian Ch, River Road, Maryland, 1964, master plan Arlington National Cemetery, 1966-1968, Fort Lincoln New Town, 1968, Visitors Center, Arlington National Cemetery, 1988.

Membership

Trustee Nantucket Atheneum. Advisor Nantucket History Association Officer, pilot United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1945. Fellow American Institute of Architects (president Washington Metropolitan chapter 1964, vice president 1969-1970, president American Institute of Architects foundation 1971-1973).

Member Cosmos Club (Washington).

Connections

Married Mary Jane Christopher, June 21, 1947. Children: Catherine B. (Mistress Robert A. Grove), Mary P. (Mistress Christopher G. Cromwell), Christopher B., Margaret F. (Mistress Arsim Cejku).

father:
Berry B. Lethbridge

mother:
Florence A. (Lapham) Lethbridge

spouse:
Mary Jane Christopher

child:
Catherine B. Lethbridge (Mistress Robert A. Grove)

child:
Mary P. Lethbridge (Mistress Christopher G. Cromwell)

child:
Christopher B. Lethbridge

child:
Margaret F. Lethbridge (Mistress Arsim Cejku)