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American Institute of Architects Politicians

Very incomplete list!

  Nicolas Rene Arroyo (1917-2008) — also known as Nicolas R. Arroyo — of Washington, D.C. Born in Havana (La Habana), Cuba, August 31, 1917. Republican. Architect; Cuban minister of public works, 1952-58; Cuban ambassador to the U.S., 1958; delegate to Republican National Convention from District of Columbia, 1988. Cuban ancestry. Member, American Institute of Architects. Died in Washington, D.C., July 13, 2008 (age 90 years, 317 days). Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Married 1942 to Gabriela Menendez Garcia-Beltran.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas Raymond Ball (1896-1943) — also known as Thomas R. Ball — of Old Lyme, New London County, Conn. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., February 12, 1896. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; architect; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Old Lyme, 1927-38; U.S. Representative from Connecticut 2nd District, 1939-41; defeated, 1940. Episcopalian. Member, American Institute of Architects; Sons of the American Revolution; American Legion; Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Elks; Grange; Society of Colonial Wars. Died, of a heart attack, in Old Lyme, New London County, Conn., June 16, 1943 (age 47 years, 124 days). Interment at Duck River Cemetery, Old Lyme, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Watson Ball and Alice Lynde (Raymond) Ball; married, December 18, 1934, to Elvira Urisarri=de=Polo.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Vito Piranesi Battista (1909-1990) — also known as Vito P. Battista — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Bari, Italy, September 7, 1909. Republican. Architect; candidate for mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1957 (United Taxpayers), 1961 (United Taxpayers), 1965 (United Taxpayers), 1977; candidate for New York state senate 10th District, 1962; member of New York state assembly 38th District, 1968-75; member of New York Republican State Committee, 1970-73; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1972; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 9th District, 1980. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Member, Alpha Phi Delta; American Institute of Architects; Kiwanis. Died in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., May 24, 1990 (age 80 years, 259 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Vincenzo Battista and Sabina (Caputo) Battista; married, June 30, 1941, to JOsephine Palermo.
  The Vito P. Battista Playground, Brooklyn, New York, is named for him.
  John Woodbridge Beal (b. 1887) — also known as John W. Beal — of Hanover, Plymouth County, Mass. Born in Hanover, Plymouth County, Mass., July 12, 1887. Republican. Architect; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1936. Unitarian. Member, American Institute of Architects; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Williams Beal and Mary Woodbridge (Howes) Beal; married, October 30, 1915, to Grace Evans Donovan.
  Henry Ogden Clark (b. 1944) — of Cedar, Leelanau County, Mich. Born in Berwyn, Cook County, Ill., December 29, 1944. Architect; builder; Natural Law candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan, 1992 (11th District), 1994 (15th District), 1996 (2nd District), 1998 (10th District). Member, American Institute of Architects. Still living as of 1998.
  Ben Godfrey — of Indio, Riverside County, Calif. Born in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Architect; mayor of Indio, Calif., 2001-02. Member, American Institute of Architects. Still living as of 2004.
  John Paul Lindblad (b. 1952) — also known as Jack Lindblad — of North Hollywood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Seattle, King County, Wash., September 4, 1952. Architect; Peace and Freedom candidate for U.S. Representative from California 24th District, 1992; Green candidate for California state assembly 39th District, 2008. Member, American Institute of Architects. Still living as of 2009.
  Relatives: Son of Elwood Glen Linblad and Janet May (Jones) Linblad.
  Richard Nelson Swett (b. 1957) — also known as Dick Swett — of Bow, Merrimack County, N.H. Born in Bryn Mawr, Montgomery County, Pa., May 1, 1957. Democrat. Architect; U.S. Representative from New Hampshire 2nd District, 1991-95; defeated, 1994; candidate for U.S. Senator from New Hampshire, 1996; U.S. Ambassador to Denmark, 1998-99. Mormon. Member, American Institute of Architects. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Married to Katrina Lantos (daughter of Thomas Peter Lantos).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
  Paul Revere Williams (1894-1980) — also known as Paul R. Williams — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., February 18, 1894. Republican. Architect; first African-American architect west of the Mississippi, and first to be member of the American Institute of Architects; designed many Southern California landmarks, including the homes of Hollywood celebrities; received the Spingarn Medal in 1953; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1952, 1960; member, California Housing Commission and California Civil Rights Commission. African ancestry. Member, American Institute of Architects; Freemasons. Died, from diabetes, in California Hospital, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., January 23, 1980 (age 85 years, 339 days). Interment at Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Calif.
  Presumably named for: Paul Revere
  Relatives: Son of C. S. Williams and Lila A. (Wright) Williams; married, June 27, 1917, to Della Mae Givens.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
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