Male, born 1928-04-30, died 1978-03-30

Associated with the firms network

Durham, Anderson and Freed, Architects; Jones and Bindon, Architects


Professional History

Résumé

Draftsman, Jones and Bindon, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1950-1952.

Plant Engineering Archtect, Boeing Company, Seattle, WA, 1952-1954.

Draftsman / Designer / Associate, Durham, Anderson and Freed, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1956-c. 1970.

Professional Activities

Member, American Institute of Architects (AIA), Seattle Chapter, 1968-1978.

Vice-chair, AIA, Seattle Chapter, Design Committee, 1969-1970.

Chair, AIA, Seattle Chapter, Task Force on Design, 1970.

Education

College

B.Arch., University of Washington, Seattle, (UW), Seattle, WA, 1952.

College Awards

Inductee, University of Washington, Seattle, (UW), Seattle, WA, Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society in Architecture and Allied Arts, 1951.

Recipient, University of Washington, Seattle, (UW), Seattle, WA, Alumni Traveling Scholarship, 1951.

Recipient, University of Washington, Seattle, (UW), Seattle, WA, Excellence in Design Faculty Award, 1952.

Personal

Relocation

Dam was born in Seattle, WA, on 04/30/1928.

In 1946, he lived with his family in Edmonds, WA. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation National Archives at St. Louis; St. Louis, Missouri; WWII Draft Registration Cards for Washington, 10/16/1940-03/31/1947; Record Group: Records of the Selective Service System, 147; Box: 40, accessed 10/20/2021.)

He and his wife Ruth designed their own residence in Seattle, likely built in the late 1950s. Between 1957 and 1959, at least, the Dams had a house at 17060 10th Avenue NW in Seattle. (See Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1957, p. 345 and Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1959, p. 367.)

In 1970, he resided at 17080 10th Avenue NW, in Seattle. (See American Architects Directory, 1970, John F. Gane, ed., [New York: R.R. Bowker Company, 1970], p. 199.)

Dam died in King County, WA, at the age of 49. (See Department of Health, Death Index, 1907-1960; 1965-2017 - Dam - Stephen, Department of Health, Death Index, 1907-1960; 1965-2017, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov, accessed 10/20/2021.) He was buried at the Pacific Lutheran Cemetery in Seattle.

Parents

His parents were Oscar Windon Dam (born 02/08/1883-d/ 03/05/1964 in Seattle, WA) and Dorothy Dale Graves (born 1899-d. 12/07/1951 in Seattle, WA).

Spouse

He wed Ruth Ellen Simon (born 07/23/1926 in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CA-d. 08/22/2011 in Seattle, WA) on 03/17/1951 in King County, WA. (See King County Marriage Records, 1855-2018 - Stephen M Dam - Ruth Ellen Simon, King County Marriage Records, 1855-2018, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://digitalarchives.wa.gov, accessed 10/20/2021.) Ruth's family moved from the Los Angeles area to Findlay, OH, in northwestern Ohio, where they farmed corn between 1931 and 1948. She attended the Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, OH, graduating in 1948 with a degree in nutrittion. She later earned another degree in teaching from Seattle Pacific University. An internship to work with Professor Margaret E. Terrell (born c. 1900-d. 1998), a noted food production expert at the University of Washington, brought her to the Seattle area.

She became a dietitian and served the Edmonds School District as Food Service Director for 35 years. The obituary written for the Find a Grave.com website said of her work: "Ruth was the Food Service Director for the Edmonds School District for 35 years, where she managed school meals and staffing for 10,000 lunches per day. While working in Edmonds, Ruth was active in the American School Food Service Association. She served as the WA State President and NW Regional Director. Her passion for feeding children was inspiring to many others. Ruth was very innovative with her program, developed a college course for training food service staff and won 2 USDA awards for an outstanding program." (See Find a Grave.com, "Ruth Ellen Simon Dam," accessed 10/26/2021.)

Children

He and Ruth had two children, a daughter, Margaret Ellen Dam (born 04/1952 in Seattle, WA-d. 03/09/2013 in Seattle, WA) and a son, Marshall Raymond Dam (born 05/13/1958 in Seattle, WA).

Like her mother, Margaret became a dietitian, working for various companies and school districts supervising meal production. Marshall Dam married Theresa J. Clow on 03/01/1986 in King County, WA. (See Department of Health, Marriage Index, 1969-2017 - Dam - Marshall - Clow - Et Al., Department of Health, Marriage Index, 1969-2017, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://digitalarchives.wa.gov, accessed 10/27/2021.)

Biographical Notes

According to his World War II draft registration card. Dam was Caucasian with a light complexion, stood 6-feet tall and weighed 180 pounds. He had hazel eyes and brown hair. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation National Archives at St. Louis; St. Louis, Missouri; WWII Draft Registration Cards for Washington, 10/16/1940-03/31/1947; Record Group: Records of the Selective Service System, 147; Box: 40, accessed 10/20/2021.)


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