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George M. White FAIA (November 1, 1920 – June 17, 2011[1]) was an American architect who served as the Architect of the Capitol from January 27, 1971 to November 21, 1995.

George M. White
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Architect of the Capitol
In office
January 27, 1971 – November 21, 1995
Preceded byJ. George Stewart
Succeeded byAlan M. Hantman
Personal details
BornNovember 1, 1920
Cleveland, Ohio
DiedJune 17, 2011 (aged 90)
Bethesda, Maryland
Alma materMassachusetts Institute of Technology


He was born in Cleveland, Ohio and attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology at the age of sixteen. He graduated with a B.S. and an M.S. in electrical engineering in 1941. He later received an M.B.A. from Harvard and a J.D. from Case Western Reserve University. He oversaw the construction of the Library of Congress James Madison Memorial Building and the Hart Senate Office Building, as well as the restoration of the old Supreme Court and Senate chambers.[2]


  1. ^ Matt Schudel (June 23, 2011). "George White, influential and long-serving architect of the Capitol, dies at 90". The Washington Post.
  2. ^ Bruce Weber (June 23, 2011). "George M. White, Architect of Capitol, Dies at 90". The New York Times.

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Political offices
Preceded by
J. George Stewart
Architect of the Capitol
Succeeded by
Alan M. Hantman