James T. Casperson (1923-2009), Architect

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Omaha, Nebraska, 1951-1996

James T. Casperson was born in Iroquois, South Dakota, July 4, 1923, to Elva and Ernest Casperson. He attended South Dakota State College and the Iowa State University College of Engineering. Casperson was a WWII veteran co-pilot in the U. S. Army Air Corps. He was married to Doris Olson Casperson, and they had one son and two daughters. He was a member of the American Institute of Architects, Faith Baptist Church, Gideons International, Kiwanis, and was a Boy Scout leader at Washington School in the 1960s. Casperson died in Omaha, June 11, 2009.[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, 1955-1997

Educational & Professional Associations

1951-1954: draftsman, Leo A. Daly Company, Architects, Omaha, Nebraska.[a]

1954: Registered Professional Architect, Nebraska; December 18, 1954, A-331.[2]

1955: draftsman, Wallace & Burrill, Architects, Omaha, Nebraska.

1956-1957: architect, 6912 Lafayette, Omaha, Nebraska.

1958-1967: architect, B. H. Backlund Associates, Engineers & Architects, Omaha, Nebraska.

1968-1996: architect, Omaha, Nebraska.

1997: retired.

Buildings & Projects

Casperson house (ca. 2000), Ponca Hills neighborhood, Omaha, Nebraska.[1]


a. First Omaha directory listing, 1951.


1. “Obituary, Mr. James T. Casperson, July 4, 1923-June 11, 2009, Omaha, Nebraska,” Westlawn-Hillcrest Funeral Home, accessed July 10, 2013, http://westlawnhillcrest.tributes.com/our_obituaries/James-T.-Casperson-86142549

2. “Professional License Results for James T Casperson,” State of Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects, accessed July 10, 2013, http://www.ea.ne.gov/search/search.php?page=details&lic=A331

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “James T. Casperson (1923-2009), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, July 10, 2013. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, February 1, 2023.

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