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McShain, John, 1898-1989

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Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_McShain) John McShain (December 21, 1896 – September 9, 1989) was a highly successful American building contractor known as "The Man Who Built Washington." Most notably, the company built or was the prime contractor for a number of landmark structures including The Pentagon, the Jefferson Memorial, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Library of Congress annex, Washington National Airport, and the 1949–52 reconstruction of the White House. Of his many construction projects, McShain also built the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library at Hyde Park, New York.

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