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us: Alexander, Archie A. (Archie Alphonso), 1888-1958

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    • us: Alexander, Archibald Alphonso, 1888-1958
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    • Birth Place

        (naf) Ottumwa (Iowa)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Des Moines (Iowa)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) University of Iowa
        • Organization: (naf) National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
        • Organization: (naf) Howard University
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Marsh Engineering Company
        • Organization: Alexander & Repass Company
        • Organization: Iowa Republican State Committee
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        (lcsh) Civil engineers
    • Related Terms

      • us: United States Virgin Islands. Governor (1954-1955 : Alexander)
    • Sources

      • found: Nomination of Archie A. Alexander, 1954: p. 2 (Archie A. Alexander; b. Ottumwa, Iowa on May 14, 1888)
      • found: Wikipedia, viewed June 15, 2011 (Archie Alexander; Archibald Alphonso Alexander (14 May 1888-4 January 1958); African-American mathematician and engineer; gov. of the U.S. Virgin Islands, 1954-Aug. 18, 1955)
      • found: African American National Biography, accessed November 1, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Alexander, Archie Alphonso; civil engineer, construction engineer; born 14 May 1888 in Ottumwa, Iowa; graduated from College of Engineering at the University of Iowa, Iowa City (1912); engineer at Marsh Engineering Company; president of the Des Moines chapter of the NAACP; cofounded Alexander & Repass (1929) and best-known projects completed were: Tidal Basin Bridge and Seawall, K Street elevated highway and underpass from Key Bridge to Twenty-Seventh Street, N.W., Whitehurst Freeway around Georgetown in washington D.C.; member of the Republican Party and assistant chairman of the Iowa Republican State Committee (1932 and 1940); supported Dwight D. Eisenhower for president (1952); governor of the Virgin Islands (1954); pressured to resign (1955); left a trust fund for the University of Iowa, Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, and Howard University in Washington, D.C. for engineering scholarships (1975); died 04 January 1958 in Des Moines, Iowa, United States)
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