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John Knox Shear

editor , architect

John Knox Shear, American editor, architect. Served from ensign to Lieutenant, United States Navy Reserve, 1942-1946.; Member American International Assurance, Pi Kappa Alpha, Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Sigma Delta, Scarab.

Background

Shear, John Knox was born on March 9, 1917 in Putnam, New York, United States. Son of Hiram Ray and Mina Belle (Knox) Shear.

Education

Bachelor of Architecture, Carnegie Institute Technology, 1938, M. Architecture, 1939. Master of Fine Arts, Princeton, 1941.

Career

Instructor architecture Carnegie Institute Technology, 1941-1942, 46, associate professor 1947-1949, associate professor and head department, 1949-1950, professor and head department, 1950-1955. Assistant professor architecture Princeton, 1946-1947. Practice architecture, Pittsburgh, since 1949.

Editor-in-chief Architectural Record, since 1955.

Membership

Served from ensign to Lieutenant, United States Navy Reserve, 1942-1946. Member American International Assurance, Pi Kappa Alpha, Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Sigma Delta, Scarab. Clubs: Century Association, Princeton (New York City).

Connections

Married Margaret Maddox, May 6, 1944. Children: John Knox, Ann Maddox, Thomas Stewart.

father:
Hiram Ray Shear

mother:
Mina Belle (Knox) Shear

spouse:
Margaret Maddox

children:
John Knox Shear

Ann Maddox Shear

Thomas Stewart Shear