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Loeks, C. David (Conrad David), 1923-2006



  • Existence: 1923 - 2006

Biographical Note

C. David Loeks (1923-2006) was a city planner and professor at Virginia Tech.

Loeks was born April 7, 1923, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to John Wallace Loeks and Jeanette Boerema. He married Julie Anne Kruse (1923-2008) on September 1, 1943, in Nueces, Texas. He received a B.S.L.A. (Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture) from Michigan State in 1948 and M.C.P. (Master of City Planning) from Michigan Institute of Technology

in 1950. Loeks was Director of Planning from 1952 to 1958 of the City of St. Paul, Minnesota. He then served as Executive Director of the Twin Cities [Minnesota] Metropolitan Planning Commission from 1959 until 1966, when he became President and chief executive of Mid-Hudson Pattern, Inc., a non-profit regional planning and research corporation. In 1980, Loeks joined Virginia Tech, becoming Professor and Chairman, Graduate Programs in Urban Affairs and Regional Planning.

The Virginia Tech School of Public and International Affairs offers the C. David Loeks Award for Outstanding Second-year Graduate Students in Urban and Regional Planning.

Loeks died in 2006 and is buried alongside his wife in the Big Prairie-Everett Cemetery in Big Prairie, Michigan.


Found in 1 Collection or Record:

C. David Loeks Papers

Identifier: Ms-1988-091

Papers of city planner C. David Loeks (1923-2006), St. Paul city planning director; Twin Cities Metropolitan Planning Commission executive director; Mid-Hudson Pattern for Progress chief executive officer; Hudson Basin Project executive director; and Virginia Tech professor of urban and regional planning, consisting largely of reports and background materials generated by Loeks' work on various planning projects.

Dates: 1947 - 1997