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Architect

Richard Frank Whiteman, American architect. Registered architect, Minnesota. President University for Srs., 1993-1994, 2000-2001; chair Duluth Housing Authority, 2001-2006, vice chair, 2006-2007. Member Minnesota Society Architects (president 1972), Northeast Minnesota Architects (president 1962), Minnesota Designer Selection Board (chairman 1990).

Background

Whiteman, Richard Frank was born on March 24, 1925 in Mankato, Minnesota, United States. Son of Lester Raymond and Mary Grace (Dawald) Whiteman.

Education

Bachelor of Architecture, University Minnesota, 1945. Master in Architecture, Harvard University, 1948.

Career

Designer Ellerbe Company, St. Paul, 1946. Architect Thorshov and Cerny, Minneapolis, 1948-1953. Partner Jyring and Whiteman, Hibbing, Minnesota, 1953-1962.

President AJWM Inc., Hibbing and Duluth, 1963-1972, Architects Four, Duluth, 1972-1983. Owner Richard Whiteman, 1983-1995. Senior architect University Minnesota.

Chairman Architect Section Registration Board, Minnesota, 1972-1980. With United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1945.

Achievements

  • Registered architect, Minnesota.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Principal works include Washington School, Hibbing, 1957 (Minnesota Society Architects Design award 1957), Whiteman Summer Home, Pengilly, Minnesota (Minnesota Society Architects Design award 1959), Bemidji State College Physical Education Building (Minnesota Society Architects Design award 1960), Whiteman Residence, Griggs Hall UMD, 1990.

Membership

President University for Srs., 1993-1994, 2000-2001. Chair Duluth Housing Authority, 2001-2006, vice chair, 2006-2007. Member Minnesota Society Architects (president 1972), Northeast Minnesota Architects (president 1962), Minnesota Designer Selection Board (chairman 1990).

Clubs: Kitchi Gammi (Duluth). Lodges: Kiwanis.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Photography, fishing, cross country skiing, travel.

Connections

Married Jean Frances Waite, June 20, 1948 (deceased May 1980). Children: David, Sarah, Lynn, Ann, Carol, Frank, Marie, Steven. Married Mavis Patricia Knutsen, May 30, 1982.

father:
Lester Raymond Whiteman

mother:
Mary Grace (Dawald) Whiteman

spouse:
Jean Frances Waite

spouse:
Mavis Patricia Knutsen

child:
David Whiteman

child:
Sarah Whiteman

child:
Lynn Whiteman

child:
Ann Whiteman

child:
Carol Whiteman

child:
Frank Whiteman

child:
Marie Whiteman

child:
Steven Whiteman