John Joseph Tewhill, Jr. (1922-2009), Architect
John Joseph Tewhill, Jr. was born in Northampton, Massachusetts on July 20, 1922. Before studying architecture, Tewhill attended Massachusetts State College, receiving his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 1942, whereupon he served as 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army until 1946. Tewhill then attended Cornell University, where he earned his Bachelor of Architecture in 1950. In the same year, Tewhill began working for the firm John Latenser & Sons, in Omaha. Tewhill died in Omaha in 2009.[b]
Compiled Nebraska Directory Listings
Omaha, Nebraska, 1955-1976
Educational & Professional Associations
1942: Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, Massachusetts State College.
1942-1946: 1st Lieutenant, U.S. Army.
1950: Bachelor of Architecture, Cornell University.
1954: Registered Professional Architect, Nebraska, A-326, December 18, 1954.
1955-1969: architect, John Latenser & Sons, Omaha, Nebraska.
1970: architect, Robert Bruce Widstrom, Omaha, Nebraska.
1971-1976: vice president, Robert Bruce Widstrom, Omaha, Nebraska.
1977-1985: president, John J. Tewhill & Associates, Architects, Omaha, Nebraska.
1986-1993: president, Tewhill Kalvelage & Associates, Architects, Omaha, Nebraska.
No 1994 directory.
1995: no profession listed, Omaha, Nebraska.
1996-1997: retired, Omaha, Nebraska.
1977: employed Harlan R. Faust, draftsman.
1982: employed Frederick Henry Kalvelage, Jr., architect.
Buildings & Projects
a. First Omaha directory listing, 1950.
b. Reference  says he died in May 2007.
1. “Professional license results for John Joseph Tewhill, Jr.,” Nebraska State Board of Engineers and Architects Website, accessed August 6, 2008, <http://www.ea.state.ne.us/search/search.php>
2. “In Memory / John J. Tewhill, Jr., AIA,” AIA NE Update LXXI (June 8, 2007), accessed September 26, 2008, <http://www.aiane.org/newsletter/20070608.htm#content533>
3. American Institute of Architects, comp., American Architects Directory Second Ed. (New York: R. R. Bowker Co., 1962), 698, accessed April 4, 2010, http://communities.aia.org/sites/hdoaa/wiki/Wiki%20Pages/1962%20American%20Architects%20Directory.aspx
4. The Nebraska Professional (September 2009), 7.
D. Murphy, “John Joseph Tewhill, Jr. (1922-2009), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, March 31, 2015. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, July 13, 2020.
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