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Environmental consultant , Landscape architect

Francis John MacDonald, American landscape architect, environmental consultant. Registered landscape architect, Arizona, Hawaii. Recipient Plant American award American Association Nurserymen, 1963, Arizona Governor's Citation of Merit, 1965, 66, 74, 75, Silver Beaver award Boy Scouts American, 1965, Outstanding Professor Member award Construction Specifications Institute, 1967-1968.


MacDonald, Francis John was born on October 25, 1916 in Topeka, Kansas, United States. Son of Francis Roland and Edith Pearl (Holiday) Macdonald.


Bachelor of Laws, American Extension School of Law, Chicago, 1952. Postgraduate, Arizona State University, 1961.


President, general manager F.J. MacDonald Landscape Contractors, Phoenix, 1955-1966. President F.J. MacDonald & Associates, Landscape Architects, since 1955. Adult education instructor Phoenix Union High School, 1956-1961.

National program director United States Department Labor On-the-Job Training Program for Landscape Contractors, Washington, 1965. Member Landscape Industry Advisory Council, Washington, since 1968. Director International Telecommunities, Phoenix, Life Foundation, Arizona Central Railway, Phoenix.


  • Registered landscape architect, Arizona, Hawaii.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional publications.


Member Governor's Commission On Arizona Environment, Phoenix, chairman, 1967-1976. State board directors United States/Mexico Border Beautification Ceremonies, Arizona, 1968, 69. Member Arizona Academy, Phoenix, since 1970.

Board directors Governor's Arizona-Mexico Commission, Phoenix, since 1981, Arizona Water Resources Committee, Phoenix, since 1971, Central Arizona Project Association, Phoenix, since 1976. Member Arizona advisory group National Park Service, Phoenix, 1975-1976. Member Arizona Environmental Planning Commission, Phoenix, 1973-1975.

Served as staff sergeant United States Army, 1942-1945, PTO. Fellow American Society Landscape Architects, American Institute Landscape Architects (international executive vice president 1968-1981, International Grand award Planning 1976, Western Region Grand award 1979), Veterans of Foreign Wars Lodges: Optimists (lieutenant governor Arizona 1964-1965, president Phoeniz 1963-1964).


  • Other Interests



Married Lee Newsom, 1961 (divorced 1982). Children– Heather, Dirk, Laurel.

Francis Roland Macdonald

Edith Pearl (Holiday) Macdonald

Lee Newsom

Heather MacDonald

Dirk MacDonald

Laurel MacDonald