William L. Steele (1895-1949)
Steele, William L.
Birth/Death: b. 02 May 1895 - d. 04 March 1949
Occupation: American architect
Location: Sioux City, IA; Omaha, NE
Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 1913-decease
Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA) 1918
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)
Partner of Thomas R. Kimball
Partner of J. Dow Sandham
Partner of George B. Hilgers
Partner and father of William L. Steele, Jr.
The American Institute of Architects Archives
Membership file contains correspondence regarding membership (though his membership application is not in the Archives); biographical and career information at the time of Fellowship in 1918; correspondence concerning Institute activities and professional issues; chapter transfer; request for emeritus (retired) status; notification of death; chapter memorial and memorial information from firm. Steele was active in the AIA at both the national and chapter levels. He served a two-year term on the AIA Board of Directors in 1923-25, and a one-year term as AIA Second Vice President in 1925-26. He also served as Acting Secretary.
William L. Steele, Jr.'s membership file contains a request for information about his father's 1918 Fellowship.