Daniel Hudson Burnham (1846-1912)


Burnham, Daniel Hudson

Personal Information

Birth/Death: (1846-1912)
Occupation: American architect
Location: Chicago, IL

AIA Affiliation

Fellow of the Western Association of Architects 1884-1889
Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 1887-1911
Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA) 1887
President of the American Institute of Architects 1894-1895

Biographical Sources

Biographical Directories:
Entry in Henry F. Withey, A.I.A., and Elsie Rathburn Withey, Biographical Dictionary of American Architects (Deceased) (Los Angeles: New Age Publishing Company, 1956. Facsimile edition, Hennessey & Ingalls, Inc., 1970)
Entry in Macmillan Encyclopedia of Architects (New York: Macmillan, 1982)
Entry in R. Randall Vosbeck, FAIA, A Legacy of Leadership: Presidents of the AIA, 1857-2007 (Washington, DC: The American Institute of Architects, 2008)
Entry in Biographical Dictionary of Cincinnati Architects, 1788-1940.

Quarterly Bulletin of the American Institute of Architects, July 1912, AIA memorial resolution, p. 124, RIBA memorial resolution, pp. 124-25, Commission of Fine Arts memorial resolution, pp. 125-127, chapter memorial address by P. B. Wight at Art Institute of Chicago, pp. 128-136, letter, President William Howard Taft, p. 136, letter, US Ambassador to France, p. 136, letter, Henry Bacon, p. 137, letter, President Pennsylvania Railroad, p. 137, letter, Chief Engineer, Pennsylvania Railroad, p. 137, letter Franklin McVeach, p. 137, tribute, Robert Crak McLean, pp. 138-140; April 1912, death notice, p. 48

Related Records

Partner of John W. Root
Father of Hubert Burnham
Father of Daniel H. Burnham II
Grandfather of Burnham Kelly
Grandfather of Margaret Burnham Kelly Geddes
Daniel Burnham's descendants are discussed in an article "The Burnham Gene," by Geoffrey Johnson, in Chicago Magazine, June 30, 2008 http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/July-2008/Burnham-Gene/

Archival Holdings

The American Institute of Architects Archives
Membership file may contain membership-related correspondence, although there are few written records concerning 19th-century members. Contact the AIA Archives at archives@aia.org for further information.