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WARREN, WHITNEY (1864- ), American architect, was born in New York City Jan. 29 1864. After studying at the École des Beaux Arts, Paris, under Daumet and Girault (1885-1894), he began the practice of architecture in New York, later becoming associated with Charles D. Wetmore under the firm-name of Warren & Wetmore. They specialized in railway architecture, hotels, business buildings and residences, and were architects for the New York Central, Michigan Central, Canadian Northern, and Erie railways. Their numerous structures in New York City include the Chelsea docks and the hotels Belmont (1905), Vanderbilt (1910), Biltmore (1912), and Commodore (1916). During and following the World War, Warren supported actively the claims of Italy in the Adriatic. He was an intimate friend of d'Annunzio, and was appointed diplomatic representative in the United States of the “Free State of Fiume.” In 1920 he was chosen by the International Committee to reconstruct the library of the university of Louvain, destroyed by the Germans in 1914. He was a member of the Institut de France, the Académie des Beaux Arts, the Royal Academy of St. Luke (Rome), and other foreign academies. He was the author of Les Justes Revendications de l'Italie: la Question de Trente, de Trieste et de l'Adriatique. Many of his addresses, delivered 1914-9, were published and widely distributed.