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John Carl Warnecke
Birth: Feb. 24, 1919
Oakland
Alameda County
California, USA
Death: Apr. 17, 2010
Healdsburg
Sonoma County
California, USA

Architect. He was the designer of President John F. Kennedy's gravesite at Arlington National Cemetery. A graduate of Stanford and Harvard universities, he was the chief designer of the Hawaiian State Capitol Building in Honolulu, Hawaii, the Hart Senate Office Building Complex in Washington D.C., the Soviet Embassy in Washington D.C., the Washington and Boston International Airports, the U.S. Naval Academy Library in Annapolis, Maryland, and various building structures located on the campuses of Stanford University, the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), and the University of Southern California (USC). At the request of Jacqueline Kennedy in 1962, he was also responsible for the renovation and redesign of Lafayette Park located across from the White House. Appointed by President Kennedy to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts in 1963, he was responsible for overseeing and approving all federal building projects in the nation's capital. A standout athlete in college, he helped Stanford University defeat the University of Nebraska in the 1941 Rose Bowl game 21 to 13. Known for incorporating natural surroundings in his design elements, he was the head of one of the nation's top architectural firms by 1977, operating branch offices in New York City, Washington D.C., Boston, Honolulu, Los Angeles and San Francisco, California. Following his retirement in the late 1970s, he settled at his ranch home in Northern California, where he grew grapes until his death from pancreatic cancer at the age of 91. (bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) 
 
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  John Carl Warnecke (1947 - 2003)*
 
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Originally Created by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.
Record added: Apr 26, 2010
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John Carl Warnecke
Added by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.
 
John Carl Warnecke
Added by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.
 
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