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SIMPSON, Jack StanleyBorn: 1911 07 21
Died: 1988 04 10
Reg No: 639
Year registered: 1936
NIA (1936); ISAA (1936).
Simpson was born in Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia, the son of Walter Simpson. He emigrated to South Africa in 1923. He was educated at Jeppe High School, Johannesburg and Houghton College, Durban. He trained as an architect in Durban at the University of Natal but did the qualifying exams through the University of the Witwatersrand by way of the inter-institutional arrangement at that time. He thereafter commenced practise in Durban. When he registered with the Institute of South African Architects in 1936 his address was c/o MOFFAT & HIRST, Durban. He was known as 'Black Jack' Simpson. In the Second World War he served as Lieutenant in the Armoured Car commando of the SACDC. After WG MOFFAT retired, his son, JB MOFFAT, together with JS SIMPSON, continued the practice MOFFAT & HIRST as MOFFAT, SIMPSON & PARTNERS. He served in his professional capacity on several advisory boards to Durban Council and societies.
In 1939 he married Rosamaund Edwina Corlett by whom he had two sons and two daughters.
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