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From Shellabarger’s obituary:  “Fred David Shellabarger was born October 01, 1918 in Decatur, Illinois to Lucien and Iva Faith Shellabarger. Fred grew up in Decatur and attended St. John’s Military Academy in Delafield, Wisconsin. He graduated from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA with a B.A. Degree in English. Fred was also a Phi Gamma Delta. Fred later received a. B.S. in Architecture from the University of Illinois. Fred did postgraduate work at the U. S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland. During WWII, he was a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy and received a Bronze Star while serving in the South Pacific. Fred taught at the University of Florida from 1954 to 1955 and moved to Norman from Gainesville, Florida in 1955. Fred was a Professor of Architecture with the University of Oklahoma from 1955, when he was recruited by Bruce Goff. He retired as Professor Emeritus of Architecture from the University of Oklahoma in 1981. Fred was also an Adjunct Professor of Architecture at the University of New Mexico in the early eighties. Fred practiced Architecture in San Francisco, California; Springfield, Missouri and Sante Fe, New Mexico as well as Oklahoma City and Norman, Oklahoma. He was the architect for St. Michael’s Episcopal Church (where he was also a member).


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