Herbert Mendell Franklin Edit Profile
AB cum laude, Harvard University, 1955. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, 1958.
Associate firm, Charne and Tehan, Milwaukee, 1958-1961; attorney Office of Chief Counsel, United States Urban Renewal Administration, Housing and Home Finance Agency, Washington, 1961-1965; director, Urban American, Inc., Business and Development Center, Washington, 1965-1967; planning and development administrator, Office of Mayor, City of Middletown, Connecticut, 1967-1968; vice president for housing and urban growth, National Urban Coalition, Washington, 1968-1972; member firm, Lane and Edson, Professional Corporation, Washington, 1973-1989; counsel to firm, Kelley Drye & Warren, Washington, 1989; Executive officer, Architect of the Capitol, Washington, since 1989. Adjunct Professor American U. School Government and Public Administration, Washington, 1974-1978. Guest lecturer on land use controls, housing and community development.
Founder, chairman of the board of trustees National Building Museum, Washington, 1987-1989, bd.trustees member Executive Committee, since 1989, founding trustee, 1992. Founder, board directors, secretary Chevy Chase Foundation, 1977-1987. Board directors National Housing Conference, 1967-1980, member Executive Committee, 1975-1980, chairman nominations consultant, 1976-1979.
Board directors Metropolitan Washington Planning and Housing Association, 1977-1978, Potomac Institute, Inc., 1984-1993. Public member, vice chairman District of Columbia Rental Accommodations Commission, 1976-1977. Co-chair District of Columbia Mayor's Transition Committee on Housing and Community Development, 1979.
Member American Bar Association (advisory commission on housing and urban, 1977-1978), Cosmos Club (garden committee since 1989, vice chairman 1991).
Married Barbara Braemer, April 10, 1960. Children: Marcia, Jonathan, David.