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Lawrence Grant White

architect

Lawrence Grant White, American architect. Decorated Chevalier Crown of Italy, Naval War Cross, Knight Officer Order Steamship. Maurice and Lazarus (Italy); Chevalier Legion of Honor (France). Served as Lieutenant (senior grade) United States Naval Reserve Force, World War I; Fellow American Institute Architects, Society Architects Diplomes by French Government, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

White, Lawrence Grant was born on September 26, 1887 in New York, New York, United States. Son of Stanford and Bessie Springs (Smith) White.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, Harvard, 1907. Diploma Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris, France, 1913. Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, Union College.

Career

Began as architect, 1914. Member McKim, Mead & White since 1919, now senior partner. Principal works: Pennsylvania R.R. Station, Newark, New Jersey.

52 Wall Street, New York. Regimental Barracks, Governors Island, New York, Hotel National, Havana, Cuba. Girard Trust Company Offices, Philadelphia Director Garden City Company, Hempstead Plains Company.

Trustee Manhattan Electrical Engineer & T. Hospital, New York, Metropolitan Museum Art. Tiffany Foundation; president National Academy of Design. Trustee Parsons School of Design.

Member Smithsonian Art Commission. Vice president National Sculpture Society.

Works

  • Author: Sketches and Designs by Stanford White, 1920. Translation of Dante’s Divine Comedy, 1948.

Membership

Served as Lieutenant (senior grade) United States Naval Reserve Force, World War I. Fellow American Institute Architects, Society Architects Diplomes by French Government, Phi Beta Kappa. Clubs: Harvard, Century Association (New York).

Connections

Married Laura Astor Chanler, June 19, 1916. Children: Frederick Lawrence Peter, Elizabeth Stuyvesant, Robert Winthrop, Alida Mary, John Chanler, Cynthia Margaret, Sarah Matilda, Ann Octavia.

father:
Stanford White

mother:
Bessie Springs (Smith) White

spouse:
Laura Astor Chanler

children:
Frederick Lawrence Peter White

Elizabeth Stuyvesant White

Robert Winthrop White

Alida Mary White

John Chanler White

Cynthia Margaret White

Sarah Matilda White

Ann Octavia White