Ralph Oscar Yeager

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Ralph Oscar Yeager
Born August 16, 1892
Danville, Illinois
Died May 6, 1960(1960-05-06) (aged 67)
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Pennsylvania (1915)
Occupation Architect
Practice Miller & Yeager
Vonnegut, Wright & Yeager

Ralph Oscar Yeager, AIA, (1892 – 1960) was an American architect who worked in Indiana.[1] He was a partner in the Terre Haute, Indiana architectural firm of Miller & Yeager and the Indianapolis, Indiana architectural firm of Vonnegut, Wright & Yeager.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Yeager was born August 16, 1892 in Danville, Illinois, where he graduated from high school. He then attended the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois for two years (1911–1913) and then earned a Bachelor of Science degree in architecture for the University of Pennsylvania, class of 1915.

Early career[edit]

Yeager supervised construction on the U.S. Post Office Building (1915–1917) for Yeager & Sons, Contractors, served as a second lieutenant in the army during World War I (1917–1918), and was variously employed architectural offices in Chicago, Terre Haute, and Madison, Wisconsin. In 1922, he established his own practice in Chicago before returning to Terre Haute the next year (1923) to become a partner in the firm Miller & Yeager.

Miller & Yeager[edit]

Miller & Yeager, located at 402 Opera House Building, Terre Haute, Indiana, was responsible for many landmarks in Indianapolis and greater Indiana, and a number have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

In 1946, he was the sole surviving partner of Miller & Yeager and merged the firm with Vonnegut, Bohn & Mueller and Pierre & Wright, both of Indianapolis, Indiana.[2]

Professional organizations[edit]

He was the president of the Indiana Society of Architects in 1937, 1945–1946, the Indiana chapter of the American Institute of Architects in 1945-1946, member of the Indian Society of Architects from 1923 and chapter of the AIA since 1926 (the two merged in 1946), director of the Great Lakes District of the AIA in 1946-7.

Notable works[edit]

Works by Miller & Yeager Architects[edit]

Terre Haute Post Office and Federal Building

Works by Vonnegut, Wright & Yeager[edit]


  1. ^ archINFORM Bernard Vonnegut Accessed February 27, 2010
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Questionnaire for Architects' Roster and/or Register of Architects Qualified for Federal Public Works [1] June 13, 1946.

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