Lawson, Edward G. (Edward Godfrey), 1884-1968

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Edward Godfrey Lawson was born in Buffalo, N.Y. on October 29, 1884. He attended Cornell University, receiving a B.S. in 1913 and a Master of Landscape Design in 1914. Awarded the "Prix de Rome" in Landscape Architecture in 1915, he studied at the American Academy in Rome, and was elected a fellow of the American Academy in 1920. During World War I, he served in the Italian Red Cross, from 1917 to 1919. From 1920 to 1922, Lawson planned military cemeteries in France, England, and Belgium for the U.S. Graves Registration Service, Paris. He returned to the United States, and was appointed assistant professor of landscape architecture at Cornell in 1922, where he taught until ca.1940. He worked for the House of Herbs, the first center of herb culture in the United States, until his retirement in 1964. On January 4, 1968, Lawson died at Winter Park, Florida.

From the guide to the Edward G. Lawson papers, 1915-1937., (Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library)

Landscape architect, educator.

Edward Godfrey Lawson was born in Buffalo, N.Y. on October 29, 1884. He attended Cornell University, receiving a B.S. in 1913 and a Master of Landscape Design in 1914. Awarded the "Prix de Rome" in Landscape Architecture in 1915, he studied at the American Academy in Rome, and was elected a fellow of the American Academy in 1920. During World War I, he served in the Italian Red Cross, from 1917 to 1919. From 1920 to 1922, Lawson planned military cemeteries in France, England, and Belgium for the U.S. Graves Registration Service, Paris. He returned to the United States, and was appointed assistant professor of landscape architecture at Cornell in 1922, where he taught until ca.1940. He worked for the House of Herbs, the first center of herb culture in the United States, until his retirement in 1964. On January 4, 1968, Lawson died at Winter Park, Florida.

From the description of Edward G. Lawson papers, 1915-1937. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64757411

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creatorOf Edward G. Lawson papers, 1915-1937. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
creatorOf OAC Review Index. Alumni, OAC Review, v.37, no.11, July 1925, p.457-459. University of Guelph
referencedIn Cornell University. Department of Landscape Architecture. Dept. of Landscape Architecture records, 1898-1959. Cornell University Library
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