Gale Q. Whitney (1908-1990), Architect

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Ainsworth, 1955-1966; and Omaha, Nebraska, 1969-1976

Gale Q. Whitney was born November 7, 1908 in Neligh, Nebraska. He worked in architecture and construction in Nebraska, with a few different firms. He moved to Bella Vista, Arizona in 1977. Whitney was married to Milly, and he had two sons, eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. He was a member of the AIA, B.P.O.E., the Scottish Rite, Shriners, and Vista Community Church. Whitney died June 27, 1990 in St. Louis, Missouri.[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

Ainsworth, Nebraska, 1955-1966

Omaha, Nebraska, 1967-1976

Educational & Professional Associations

1923: High School Diploma, Ainsworth High School.[1]

1931: Bachelor's Degree, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska.[1]

1955: Registered Professional Architect, Nebraska, A-355; December 31, 1955.[2]

____: Peter Kiewitt and Sons, Omaha, Nebraska.[1]

1969-1973: John Latenser & Sons, Omaha, Nebraska.[a]

1974: architect, Wilscam & Mullins, Omaha, Nebraska.

1975: assistant vice-president, Wilscam & Mullins, Omaha, Nebraska.

1976: no profession listed, Omaha, Nebraska.

1977: architect, Alfred Bloom, Omaha, Nebraska.

Buildings & Projects


a. First Omaha directory listing, 1969.

b. Last Omaha directory listing, 1977.


Social Security Death Index online; 1. “Gale Quinton Whitney,” Ainsworth Star (July 11, 1990), A2:3.

2. “Professional license results for Gale Q. Whitney,” State of Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects website, accessed September 24, 2013,

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Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Gale Q. Whitney (1908-1990), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, April 7, 2015. Accessed, May 29, 2020.

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