Whitaker, Charles Harris (hwĭtˈəkər) [key], 1872–1938, American architect and author, b. Rhode Island, studied art abroad. Editor (1913–27) of the journal of the American Institute of Architects, he became widely known through his fight against "pork barrel" appropriations for public buildings. He was a forceful advocate of government housing and community planning. He wrote Rameses to Rockefeller (1934), a history of architecture.
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