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ROSSITER, Paul A. (Minneapolis, MN, Sept. 18, 1912--Dubuque, IA, Feb. 13, 2008). Rossiter attended the University of Minnesota and in 1935 completed his bachelor's degree in architectural engineering.

He took a job as building commissioner in Dubuque and moved his family here on June 1, 1940. In 1942, he applied for a commission in the Navy as a Lieutenant J.G. in the Civil Engineering Corps. He served four years in the Navy and returned to Dubuque in 1946.

In 1950, Rossiter started his own architectural firm, ROSSITER AND HAMM, Architects and Engineers. He continued to work for the firm, although it changed names several times, until his retirement in December of 2005, at the age of 93. At his retirement, he held the position of "oldest living and working architectural engineer in the State of Iowa."



"Obituaries," Telegraph Herald, February 15, 2008, p. 6A]]