Male, born 1923-02-11

Associated with the firms network

Bissner, Harold J., Architect; Galbraith, John F., and Company, Incorporated, Architects; Galbraith, John F., Architect, AIA


Professional History

Résumé

Captain, United States Army Air Forces, 1942-1947. John F. Galbraith's World War II draft registration card of 06/30/1942 indicated that he had “…enlisted in Army Air Force (waiting to be called.)”(See Ancestry.com, Source Citation: The National Archives in St. Louis, Missouri; St. Louis, Missouri; WWII Draft Registration Cards for Maryland, 10/16/1940-03/31/1947; Record Group: Records of the Selective Service System, 147; Box: 179, accessed 06/02/2020.)

Draftsman/Designer, Harold J. Bissner, Architect, Los Angeles, CA, c. 1950-1951.

Principal, John F. Galbraith, Architect, AIA, Pasadena, CA, c. 1953-1962 . In 1953, Galbraith had an office at 2805 Foothill Boulevard. (See Pasadena, California, City Directory, 1953, p. 239.) Four years later, he relocated his place of business to 3468 Foothill Boulevard. (See Pasadena, California, City Directory, 1957, p. 243.)

President, John F. Galbraith and Company, Incorporated, Architects, AIA, Pasadena, CA, 1963- . The renamed office continued at t3468 Foothill Boulevardin 1963. (SeePasadena, California, City Directory, 1963, p. 237.) John Galbraith and Associates, Incorporated, had its office at 181 South Los Robles Avenue in 1967. Galbraith, the president, worked with L. Culp, vice-president and C. Lester, secretary in the firm. (See Pasadena, California, City Directory, 1967, p. 213.) In 1970, Galbraith and Company had its office at 222 North Craig Avenue, Pasadena, CA. (See Pasadena, California, City Directory, 1970, p. 199.)

Professional Activities

NCARB Certified on or before 1962.

Education

College

B.Arch., University of Washington, Seattle, 1949.

Personal

Relocation

John Franklin Galbraith was born in Washington, DC, to a civil servant, Winston Galbraith, and his wife, Lucille. The Galbraith Family lived at 1527 I Street NW, in the year of John's birth, 1923 and the following year. (See Washington, District of Columbia, City Directory, 1923, p. 702 and Washington, District of Columbia, City Directory, 1924, p. 646.) In 1926, the Galbraiths had moved to a dwelling at 1632 30th Street NW. (See Washington, District of Columbia, City Directory, 1926, p. 643.) They relocated to NM sometime between 1925 and 1930.

The US Census found a seven-year-old John Galbraith living with his parents at 3138 East Silver Avenue in Albuquerque, NM. They paid $40 per month in rent for their dwelling and resided in this city until at least 1935. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Albuquerque, Bernalillo, New Mexico; Page: 21A; Enumeration District: 0052; FHL microfilm: 2341127, accessed 06/02/2020.)

His family made its home at 803 King Street in Silver Spring, MD, in 06/1942. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation: The National Archives in St. Louis, Missouri; St. Louis, Missouri; WWII Draft Registration Cards for Maryland, 10/16/1940-03/31/1947; Record Group: Records of the Selective Service System, 147; Box: 179, accessed 06/02/2020.)

Winston had moved the family to Glendale, CA, sometime between 1935 and 1940. In the latter year, the family had a rented house at 1328 East Wilson Avenue in Glendale, paying $45 per month in rent. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation: Year: 1940; Census Place: Glendale, Los Angeles, California; Roll: m-t0627-00231; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 19-225, accessed 06/02/2020.)

Following World War II, tWinston and Lucille Galbraith had a residence in Seattle, WA, at 3831 33rd Avenue SW in 1948. It was at this time, that John had matriculated at the University of Washington, graduating with a degree in architecture. (SeeSeattle, Washington, City Directory, 1948, p. 465.)

Between 1951 and 1953, Galbraith and his wife, Nettie, resided at 9506 East Bogue Street in Temple City, CA, a small city about 8 miles southeast of Pasadena. (See Temple City, California, City Directory, 1951, p. 98 and Pasadena, California, City Directory, 1953, p. 239.) They relocated to 1262 Hartwood Point Drive in 1954. (See Pasadena, California, City Directory, 1954, p. 230.) By 1954, John's parents had moved back to Washington, DC, while John remained in Southern California.

The Galbraiths continued to live at 1262 Hartwood Point Drive in 1970 and up to about 1993. (See Pasadena, California, City Directory, 1970, p. 199 and Ancestry.com, Source Information: U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010, accessed 06/02/2020.)

Parents

His father was Winston William Galbraith (born 08/11/1898 in Stillwell, IN-d. 12/28/1978 in CA), and his mother, Lucille Crouch, (born c. 1896 in Bourbon County, KY-d. 10/23/1994). They married on 04/12/1922 in Washington, DC. In 1926, Winston had a position as a clerk at the US Department of the Interior headquarters in Washington, DC.He received a transfer to work for the Albuquerque office of the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Indian Affairs as an accountant in 1930. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Albuquerque, Bernalillo, New Mexico; Page: 21A; Enumeration District: 0052; FHL microfilm: 2341127, accessed 06/02/2020.) He continued to do accounting work for the Indian services bureau in 1940 in Glendale, CA.

Before she married, Lucille worked as a clerk in the Treasury Department's Bureau of War Risk Insurance. This agency, chartered by Congress at the outbreak of World War I in 1914, “…created a bureau in the Treasury Department charged with the duty of insuring American vessels, their freight, and cargoes against loss or damage from the risks of war.” (See Washington, District of Columbia, City Directory, 1920, p. 493 and Annual Report of the Director of the Bureau of War Risk Insurance, for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1920, [Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office, 1920], p. 4.) After she wed, she worked in the home, raising two sons, John and his younger brother Robert W. Galbraith (born c. 1925 in Washington, DC).

The 1940 US Census recorded that Winston Galbraith had completed four years of college (at Gerogetown University), and that Lucille ended her education at 8th grade. John had completed his sophomore year of high school by this time.

Spouse

He wed Nettie McKnezie, (born 12/13/1922 in KY-d. 04/01/1997 in Pasadena, CA). They married in 1951 or just before. (See Temple City, California, City Directory, 1951, p. 98.)

Biographical Notes

His World War II draft registration card indicated that Galbraith stood 5-feet, 6-inches tall and weighed 120 pounds. He had a ruddy Caucasian complexion with brown eyes and brown hair.(See Ancestry.com, Source Citation: The National Archives in St. Louis, Missouri; St. Louis, Missouri; WWII Draft Registration Cards for Maryland, 10/16/1940-03/31/1947; Record Group: Records of the Selective Service System, 147; Box: 179, accessed 06/02/2020.)

Voter records of 1952 indicated that John F. Galbraith was a registered Republican, while his wife was a Democrat. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation: California State Library; Sacramento, California; Great Register of Voters, 1900-1968, accessed 06/02/2020.)


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