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John William Gregg

landscape architect

John William Gregg, American landscape architect. Member University Landscape Architects’ Society, Association Landscape Architects, American Society Landscape Architects (fellow), Alpha Sigma Phi, Delta Tau Sigma, Phi Phi.

Background

Gregg, John William was born on January 8, 1880 in Weare, New Hampshire, United States. Son of Frank Pierce and Ruth Adelia (Sleeper) Gregg.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Boston University, and University of Massachusetts, 1904.

Career

Began with Department of Horticulture, St. Louis Exposition, 1904. Practiced in Nebraska, 1904-1907. Professor and head department horticulture, Baron de Hirsch Agricultural School, Woodbine, New Jersey, 1907-1910.

Assistant professor horticulture, Pennsylvania State College, 1910-1913. Professor, chief of division and consultant in landscape design University of California, 1913-1947. Emeritus professor of landscape design from June 30, 1947.

Developed parks and park system of Berkeley, campus of University of California at Berkeley, Los Angeles, Riverside, Davis and La Jolla school grounds, parks private estates in various parts of California.

Membership

Member University Landscape Architects’ Society, Association Landscape Architects, American Society Landscape Architects (fellow), Alpha Sigma Phi, Delta Tau Sigma, Phi Phi.

Connections

Married Mary Jennings, January 27, 1906. Children: John Jennings, Ruth Greenwood, Donald Franklin.

father:
Frank Pierce Gregg

mother:
Ruth Adelia (Sleeper) Gregg

spouse:
Mary Jennings

children:
John Jennings Gregg

Ruth Greenwood Gregg

Donald Franklin Gregg