Basic Biographical Details

Name: David Henry White
Born: 15 January 1899
Died: 1966(?)
Bio Notes: David Henry White was born on 15 January 1899. From 1915 to 1929 he worked as a junior in the office of Messrs Smith & Cross of Rochdale, Lancashire, except for two years spent in the army presumably in the later stages on the First World War. In 1919 he began an International Correspondence Schools complete architecture course.

In 1929 White moved to a post as chief assistant with Stephen H Clarke in Middlesborough. At the outbreak of the Second World War he left Clarke's office to work as a surveyor on various war time schemes. At the end of hostilities he took a post as principal architect to West Bridgford Urban District Council and prepared all the drawings for new housing schemes. In 1951 he moved to Edinburgh to become principal architect to Messrs William Younger, Abbey Breweries, Edinburgh. He had moved back to Middlesborough by 1953 at the time of his election as LRIBA, proposed by the Council of the Northern Architectural Association, George Pawson Stainsby and (writing unclear - probably) Charles Alfred Harding.

In 1960 he was living in Newcastle. His is not listed in the RIBA directory of 1965. He probably died in 1966 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 229, Clifton Avenue, Eaglescliffe, Co. Durham, EnglandPrivate(?)1953  
Item 2 of 21, The Wynd, Gosforth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, EnglandPrivate1960 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 4Smith & Cross1915 Junior Assistant 
Item 2 of 4Stephen H Clarke1929 Chief Assistant 
Item 3 of 4West Bridgford Urban Distrrict Council19451947Principal Architect 
Item 4 of 4William Younger and Co Ltd Architects19511952Principal Architect 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 2Charles Alfred Harding5 May 1953For Licentiateship
Item 2 of 2George Pawson Stainsby5 May 1953For Licentiateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 2RIBA1954RIBA Kalendar 1953-54   
Item 2 of 2RIBA1961Kalendar 1960-61   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2England and WalesBirths, marriages and deaths  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination PapersL6555 (Box 146)For Licentiateship