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Male, born 1903-08-10, died 1990-04-18

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Lea, Pearson, and Richards, Architects

Professional History


Partner, Lea, [Charles M.] Pearson and [John] Richards, Architects, Tacoma, WA, 1937- . During the period 1940-1942, at least, the architectural firm of Lea, Pearson and Richards occupied Room #329 of the Tacoma Building in Tacoma.



Lea died in Tacoma, WA, and was buried at Mountain View Memorial Park in that city.


He wed Phoebe Lea.


He had a son, Charles Winthrop Lea III, (d. 1963). He died in an automobile accident, just after graduating from the University of Washington (UW), School of Architecure and Urban Planning. According to the UW, "His parents immediately established a memorial scholarship in his name so that his 'professional promise could be realized through the achievements of architecture students aided by this scholarship.'"

Biographical Notes

According to Lea’s 1942 World War II draft registration card, he stood 5-feet, 11-and-½-inches tall, weighed 160 pounds, and had brown eyes and hair with a dark, Caucasian complexion. The draft card noted that he had a brand on his right arm, that of the Zeta Psi Fraternity.

PCAD id: 3995