James F. O'Gorman

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Dr. James F. O'Gorman (b. 1933) is a leading American architectural historian, author, lecturer, editor, and consultant who taught for many years at Wellesley College. O'Gorman received a B.Arch. degree from Washington University in St. Louis in 1956 and an M.Arch. from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in 1961. He earned a Ph.D. in Art History from Harvard University in 1966.[1]

O'Gorman is particularly known for his research and writing on the nineteenth-century American architects Henry Hobson Richardson, Frank Furness, and Hammatt Billings. He is also known for his popular introduction to architecture: ABC of Architecture. O'Gorman has retired from teaching and currently resides in Windham, Maine, where he chairs the Maine Historic Preservation Commission.

He was named a Fellow of the Society of Architectural Historians in 2007.