Clair Mahlon Wilson (1909-1965), Architect

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Clair Mahlon Wilson, ca. 1946.

Clair Mahlon Wilson was born in 1909. He grew up in Nebraska and got his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Nebraska. From there, he went on to hold several different jobs related to architecture and engineering. He died in 1965.[1]

This page is a contribution to the publication, Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. See the format and contents page for more information on the compilation and page organization.

Compiled Nebraska Directory Listings

Omaha, Nebraska, 1947-1964

Educational & Professional Associations

1922-1926: student, Morrill High School, Morrill, Nebraska.[1]

1927-1934: Bachelor of Architecture, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1]

1935-1937: draftsman and surveying, Nebraska Department of Roads and Irrigation, Lincoln, Nebraska. Landscaping Department Parks and Roadside Improvement, M.C. Beach, Kearney, Nebraska.[1]

1938-1942: area director and construction engineer for National Youth Administration.[1]

1942: structural draftsman at the Nebraska Ordinance Plant, Mead, Nebraska for Giffles & Vallet, Architects and Engineers, Detroit, Michigan.[1]

1942-1943: engineer designer at Kearney Air Base for Harza Engineering Company, Chicago, Illinois.[1]

1943-1944: senior designer at Alcohol Plant, Omaha, Nebraska, for J.F. Pritchard and Company, Kansas City, Missouri.[1]

1944: engineer designer at Cornhusker Ordinance Plant, Grand Island, Nebraska, for John Latenser & Sons, Omaha, Nebraska.[1]

1944-1946: design and construction of residences, Realty Improvement Company, Omaha, Nebraska.[1]

1946-19__: self employed, design and construction of residences, Omaha, Nebraska.[1]

1946: Registered Professional Architect, Nebraska, A-179, December 14, 1946.[1]

No 1947 directory.

1948-1959: architect and partner, Wilson and Johnson Co., Omaha, Nebraska.

Buildings & Projects



1. Application for Registration to Practice Professional Engineering and Architecture, Nebraska State Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Architects, September 10, 1946. Nebraska State Historical Society RG081 SG2.

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Clair Mahlon Wilson (1909-1965), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, April 9, 2015. Accessed, October 6, 2022.

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