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Gilmore David Clarke

consultant engineer , landscape architect.

Gilmore David Clarke, American consultant engineer, landscape architect. Decorated Silver Star, Order of Purple Heart.; Recipient Medals of Honor Architectural League New York, 1931, Medals of Honor National Sculpture Society, 1970; Frank P. Brown medal Franklin Institute, 1945.


Clarke, Gilmore David was born on July 12, 1892 in New York City. Son of Gilmore and Johanna F. (Knubel) Clarke.


Student, Dwight School, New York, 1907-1909. Graduate School Design Harvard, 1932-1944.


Practiced as landscape architect, 1913-1982. Landscape architect Westchester County Park Commission, 1923-1935. Construction engineering, landscape architect numerous local, state, federal commissions, special construction authorities.

Member board architectural-engineering consultants United Nations Headquarters, New York City. Member board design Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Housing Projects, 1938-1949, chairman, 1945-1949. Professor College Architecture, College Engineering Cornell Univercity, 1935-1950.

Dean College Architecture, College Engineering Cornell Univercity (College Architecture), 1938-1950, professor landscape architecture emeritus, 1963-1982. Practice landscape architecture, also сivil engineering firm Clarke & Rapuano, 1935-1962. President Clarke & Rapuano, Inc., 1962-1972.

Cons. landscape architect New York World’s Fair, 1964-1965. Member National Commission Fine Arts, 1932-1950, chairman, 1937-1950. Member Art Commission City New York, 1950-1953, New York State Planning Council, 1935-1941, Board Design New York World’s Fair, 1949.

Landscape architect member Advisory Board Architects, United States Capitol, 1956-1982. Consultant New York State Power Authority. Member advising committee on Arts, Department State.

Member Smithsonian Art Commission, 1940-1967.


  • Author: Sonnets-, 1949-1962, 1963-1966, A Septet of Sonnets, 1968-1981. First scout commissioner Borough of Bronx, New York City, Boy Scouts American, 1916-1917. Trustee American Academy, in Rome, 1931-1971, trustee emeritus, since 1971.

    Chairman of the board of trustees Bayard Cutting Arboretum, now emeritus. Trustee American Museum Natural History. Advisory committee Graduate School Design Harvard, 1932-1944.


Served from Lieutenant to captain 6th Engineers, 3d Division United States Army, World War, 1917-1919. Fellow American Society Landscape Architects (president 1949-1950), Royal Society Arts, Franklin Institute (life). Member American Academy of Arts and Letters, National Institute Arts and Letters, American Institute Cons.

Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers (life). Member American Institute of Architects, National Academy of Design, Societe Francaise D’Architecture de Jardins, Tau Beta Pi. Clubs: Metropolitan (New York City), Century (New York City).


Married Emma Elizabeth Vought, August 16, 1917.; married Mary Elizabeth Sprout, July 11, 1941 (deceased.; married Dolores Nancy Bedford, April.

Children: Elizabeth Nelson (Mistress.

Gilmore Clarke

Johanna F. (Knubel) Clarke

Emma Elizabeth Vought

Mary Elizabeth Sprout

Dolores Nancy Bedford

Elizabeth Nelson (Mrs Clarke