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Architect , Cultural historian

Joseph Jerome Oshiver, American Architect, cultural historian. Registered archaeology, Missouri, Kansas, New York. Decorated Bronze Star, World War II Victory medal.


Oshiver, Joseph Jerome was born on July 18, 1922 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Harry John and Rebecca (Saidikov) Oshiver.


Student, University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1939-1942; student, Michigan State University, Lansing, 1943-1944; Bachelor of Architecture, University of Illinois, 1950.


Archaeology, Boak & Raad, Archs., New York City, 1950-1952; archaeology, Ford, Bacon & Davis, Engineers, New York City, 1952; archaeology, Brown, Lawford & Forbes, Archs., New York City, 1952-1956; archaeology, Columbia Broadcasting Sys., New York City, 1956-1958; archaeology, associate, Becker & Becker, Industrial Design, New York City, 1958-1963; principal, Joseph J. Oshiver, Architecture, Kansas City, Missoury, 1963-1991; principal, Joseph J. Oshiver, Architecture, Overland Pk., Kansas, since 1991. City, region secretary American Institute Architecture, Kansas City, Missoury, 1965-1967, city director, 1966-1967.


  • Registered archaeology, Missouri, Kansas, New York.


Commissioner Overland Park Arts, Kansas, since 1996. With United States Army, 1942-1946, ATO, European Theatre of Operations, PTO. Member American Institute of Architects (outstanding svc award 1972, 78, 85, 1st place commercial lighting award 1991), American Arbitration Association (panel member), Society of Architectural Historians, National Trust for History Preservation.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: cultural historian (tours, exhibits), music, Jewish community services.


Married Theodora T. Reichman, June 20, 1948 (deceased July 1992). 1 child, Michael Aaron Oshiver.

Harry John Oshiver

Rebecca (Saidikov) Oshiver

Theodora T. Reichman

Michael Aaron Oshiver