Hooker, Philip

Hooker, Philip

(1766–1836) architect; born in Rutland, Mass. An upstate New York architect, as Albany city surveyor (1819–32) and city superintendent (1821–27) he designed many of the neoclassical public buildings that transformed Albany into an ambitious state capital.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.