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Thomas Henry Atherton

architect.

Thomas Henry Atherton, American architect. Decorated Croix de Guerre (Belgium), Croix de Guerre with Palm (France). Served with 109th Field Artillery, Pennsylvania National Guard, 1914-1941, retired as colonel; (Fellow) The American Institute of Architects; member Chamber of Commerce, Veterans Foreign Wars, Battle of Wyoming Commemorative Association.

Background

Atherton, Thomas Henry was born on January 16, 1884 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Thomas Henry and Melanie (Parke) Atherton.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Princeton, 1906. Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1909.

Career

Draftsman Carrere & Hastings, 1910-1911. Practicing architect, 1912-1953. Partner Lacy, Atherton & Davis, Wilkes-Barre, since 1941.

Principal projects include armories, hospitals State of Pennsylvania, War Memorial State of Pennsylvania, Varennes, France (with Paul Cret), Kirby Memorial Health Center, buildings Wyoming (Pennsylvania) Seminary, Kingston, Pennsylvania, also Wilkes College Chairman Community Chest. Company Chairman, Civil Defense Trus. Mill Memorial Library, Wyoming Seminary.

Membership

Served with 109th Field Artillery, Pennsylvania National Guard, 1914-1941, retired as colonel. (Fellow) The American Institute of Architects. Member Chamber of Commerce, Veterans Foreign Wars, Battle of Wyoming Commemorative Association.

Clubs: North Mountain, Kiwanis (president).

Connections

Married Mary Mish, February 2, 1921. Children: Mary (Mistress.

father:
Thomas Henry Atherton

mother:
Melanie (Parke) Atherton

spouse:
Mary Mish

child:
Mary (Mrs Atherton