Clair W. Ditchy (1891-1967)


Ditchy, Clair W. (Clair William)

Personal Information

Birth/Death:    b. 12 April 1891 - d. 31 July 1967
Occupation:    American architect
Location:    Detroit, MI

AIA Affiliation

Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 1924-decease
Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA) 1944
President of the American Institute of Architects 1953-1955 (two terms)

Biographical Sources

American Architects Directories:
Biographical listing in 1956 American Architects Directory
Biographical listing in 1962 American Architects Directory

Biographical Directories:
Entry in R. Randall Vosbeck, FAIA, A Legacy of Leadership: Presidents of the AIA, 1857-2007 (Washington, DC: The American Institute of Architects, 2008)

Related Records

Archival Holdings

The American Institute of Architects Archives
      Membership file contains membership application, correspondence about dues and about AIA activities, Fellowship nomination, photograph, and obituary. Additional material in the AIA Archives includes an article reprinted in the Octagon in 1933, and his presidential speeches to the 1953 and 1954 AIA Conventions as published in the AIA Journal.


"Bloomfield's Visionary Architects: Clair W. Ditchy, FAIA," by Julie Fitzpatrick, in Legacy: A Newsletter of the Bloomfield Historical Society (Fall 2011, Vol. 6, iss. 2).