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Lillie Mae Brown Crowder, American architectural engineer. Rated aeronautical engineer/junior architectural engineer United States Civil Service Commission.


Crowder, Lillie Mae Brown was born on May 31, 1936 in Georgetown, South Carolina, United States. Daughter of Moses and Maude (Session) Brown.


Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering, South Carolina State University, 1958. Postgraduate, Tuskegee Institute, 1960. Postgraduate, Institute Design and Construction, 1963.

Diploma in architectural drafting, City University of New York, 1971. Master of Arts in Urban Education, Long Island University, 1981.


Draftperson, David Byrd Association, Washington, 1958-1959; teacher, Choppee H.S., Georgetown, 1958-1960; draftperson, Big 6 Press, New York City, 1960-1962; senior warrant officer, New York Telephone –°ompany, New York City, 1963-1964; chief draftsperson, Wilbur Smith & Association C.E., Manhattan, New York, 1964-1967; assistant architect school planning and research, Brooklyn Board Education, 1967-1971; education facility coordinator facilities planning division, Brooklyn Board Education, 1971-1984; architectural faculty coordinator division special education, Brooklyn Board Education, 1984-1990; senior project liaison division school facilities, Brooklyn Board Education, 1990-1998. Junior engineer New York City Resignalization Study.


  • Rated aeronautical engineer/junior architectural engineer United States Civil Service Commission.


  • Other Work

    • Speaker: Women History Month, 1998, Business and Professional Women, New York City. Author: Essence of a Dream (featured in Sotheby's 8th Annual exhibition of art by New York City public school teachers and students, 1998. Contributor poems to professional publications.


Trustee Salem United Methodist Church, New York City, 1972. Board directors Lewis H. Latimer Fund, Inc., Flushing, New York, since 1982, Human Resource Center/St. Albans, Queens, New York, 1984. Member advisory committee Black American Heritage Foundation Music History Architect York College, since 1995.

Women's committee Local 375, Architects and Engineers. Borough president Brooklyn Citation Achievement Field Education & Architect, Queens Black History Month-Mary McLeod Bethune Celebration. Guest speaker Women History Program, 1998, federal women's committee Social Security Administration.

Member New Yorkers for Inclusive Education Curriculum, United Federation Teachers, South Carolina State University Club (executive board, secretary 1976-1981), Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: painting, piano, poetry, composing, writing lyrics.


Married Charles Lamar Crowder, April 15, 1960 (divorced February 1972). Children: Barney, Frederick.

Moses Brown

Maude (Session) Brown

Charles Lamar Crowder

Barney Crowder

Frederick Crowder