Biography and History

William H. Short, a Princeton University graduate (Class of 1946), began his career in Manhattan with Holden, McLaughlin Associates and was chosen by Frank Lloyd Wright to supervise construction of the Guggenheim Museum from 1956 to 1960. He went on to a partnership with Robert Venturi of Philadelphia. In the early 1980s he guided restoration of the governor's mansion, "Drumthwacket," in Princeton. Short was a founding partner in 1974 of Short and Ford and Partners, an architectural firm that is one of the leading historic preservation organizations in the country. He died in Princeton, N.J., in 1991.

Source: From the finding aid for C0348