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James Ambler Johnston

architectural engineer.

James Ambler Johnston, American architectural engineer.

Background

Johnston, James Ambler was born on May 18, 1885 in Rockbridge County, Virginia, United States. Son of Nathaniel Burwell and Mary Sayre (Macon) Johnston.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Virginia Polytechnical Institute, 1904, Mechanical Engineering, 1905. Mechanical Engineering, Cornell, 1906.

Career

; children—Walter C. (deceased), Jacquelin A. (Mistress John Spencer Gilmore), Page Burwell (Mistress John S. Karling). Architectural engineer, Richmond, 1908. Member Carneal & Johnston, architects for Virginia Military Institute, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, University of Richmond, Washington and Lee University, Law Building, Chapel and Library at Fork Union (Virginia) Military Academy, Virginia Highway Department.

Associate Virginia State Library, Richmond Housing Authority, United States Army Richmond General Depot, Richmond General Hospital, Question Manager Depot, Virginia Penal System, Richmond School Board, Marine Forwarding Depot, Virginia Electric & Power Company, Life Insurance Company Virginia, Albemarle Paper Company, Virginia Employment Commission Building, Home Beneficial Life Insurance Company. Practice largely institutional, commercial and industrial.

Membership

Member Carneal & Johnston, architects for Virginia Military Institute, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, University of Richmond, Washington and Lee University, Law Building, Chapel and Library at Fork Union (Virginia) Military Academy, Virginia Highway Department. Member of advisory board State Planters Bank & Commerce & Trusts, Advisory board National Civil War Centennial Commission. Fellow American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Member American International Assurance, Virginia Institute for Science Democrat. Clubs: Torch, Commonwealth, Newcomen Society of England.

Connections

Married Lucy Newton Christian, January 5, 1910 (deceased. Children: Walter C. (deceased), Jacquelin A. (Mistress.

father:
Nathaniel Burwell Johnston

mother:
Mary Sayre (Macon) Johnston

spouse:
Lucy Newton Christian

children:
Walter C. Johnston (deceased)

Jacquelin A. (Mrs Johnston