Male, US, born 1889-10-28, died 1971-08-04

Associated with the firms network

Clowdsley and Whipple, Architects; Clowdsley, Ernst, Johnson and Mayo, Architects; Clowdsley, John Upton, Architect; Losekann and Clowdsley, Architects

Professional History


Partner, Losekann and Clowdsley, Architects, Stockton, CA, 1920-1923. Clowdsley received his license to practice architecture in the State of CA in 1920, and worked for most of his career in Stockton and surrounding areas in San Joaquin County.

Principal, John U. Clowdsley, Architect, Stockton, CA, 1924-1944.

Partner, Clowdsley, Ernst, Johnson and Mayo, Architects, Stockton, CA, 1945-1946.

Partner, Clowdsley and Ernst, Architects, Stockton, CA, 1947-1948.

Partner, Clowdsley and Whipple, Architects, Stockton, CA, 1949-1964.

Consultant, Page, Clowdsley and Bailey, Architects, San Francisco, CA, after 1965. A notice of Clowdsley's death appeared in the American Institute of Architects Journal in 1974: "Deaths," AIA Journal, 61:5, 05/1974, p. 26.

Professional Activities

Member, American Institute of Architects (AIA), Central Valley Chapter, (1946-1971).


Clowdsley's office records are preserved in the "John Upton Clowdsley Collection, 1914-1962." at the University of California, Berkeley (UCB) College of Environmental Documents (CED) Collection.



Received architectural training at the University of California, Berkeley, 1914-1917, leaving before graduation to enter the American Expeditionary Force (AEF) in World War I.



A son, John U. Clowdsley, Jr., also became an architect working in the San Francisco firm of Page, Clowdsley and Bailey.

PCAD id: 964