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Beveridge, Lord William  

James Midgley

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Jun 2013
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Lord William Beveridge (1879–1963) was one of the founders of the British welfare state. His report of 1942 formed the basis for the Labour Government's social policies between 1945 and ... More

Blackey, Eileen  

Margaret Daniel

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Jun 2013
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Eileen Blackey (1902–1979) was a social worker and consultant who helped establish schools of social work in Hawaii and at Hebrew University in Israel. She was Dean of the School of Social ... More

Bogardus, Emory  

Frances Feldman and Haluk Soydan

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Jun 2013
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Emory Bogardus (1882–1973) established the first Sociology Department in the West in 1915. His study on “social distance” is still used to examine cultural, ethnic, and religious ... More

Böszörményi-Nagy, Ivan  

Carole Zugazaga

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Jul 2013
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Ivan Böszörményi-Nagy (1920–2007) was a Hungarian-American psychiatrist and one of the founders of the field of family therapy. He emigrated from Hungary to the United States in 1950.

Brace, Charles Loring  

Jean K. Quam

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Jun 2013
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Charles Loring Brace (1826–1890) was a writer, minister, and social reformer. He worked with homeless children, initiating child welfare services, and was the founder and executive ... More

Brager, George  

Stephen Holloway

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Jun 2013
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George Brager (1922–2003) was a social work educator, administrator, and social activist who worked primarily in New York City. He developed innovative community programs which had ... More

Breckinridge, Sophonisba Preston  

Jean K. Quam

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Jun 2013
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Sophonisba Preston Breckinridge (1866–1948) was an educator and social activist, based in Chicago. She taught the first course in public welfare administration and developed a postgraduate ... More

Briar, Scott  

Jennifer Briar-Bonpane and Katharine Briar-Lawson

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Jun 2013
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Scott Briar (1926–1998) was a practitioner, researcher, scholar, and leader who championed research-informed practice and helped shape modern casework. He was Dean of Washington School of ... More

Brockway, Zebulon Reed  

Jean K. Quam

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Jun 2013
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Zebulon Reed Brockway (1827–1920) was a prison reformer primarily associated with New York State Reformatory in Elmira. A believer in rehabilitation rather than punishment, he initiated a ... More

Brown, W. Gertrude  

Sadye L. M. Logan

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Sep 2013
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Willie G. Brown, later known as W. Gertrude Brown (1888–1939), was a phenomenal woman and an activist for racial justice and the rights of women and children.

Bruno, Frank John  

Jean K. Quam

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Jun 2013
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Frank John Bruno (1874–1955) was an administrator and educator whose expertise and leadership influenced American social work. Working initially with the Associated Charities, he moved ... More

Buell, Bradley  

Jean K. Quam

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Jun 2013
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Bradley Buell (1893–1976) was a community organizer and planner, whose work partially facilitated the development of the American Association of Social Workers. He organized community ... More

Burns, Eveline Mabel  

John F. Longres

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Jun 2013
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Eveline Mabel Burns (1900–1985) was a social economist and educator at Columbia University. She helped formulate the original Social Security Act and directed research that shaped public ... More

Cabot, Richard Clarke  

Jean K. Quam

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Jun 2013
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Richard Clarke Cabot (1865–1939) was a physician and educator from Massachusetts, who initiated the first social work department at a US medical school. He instituted home visits to gain ... More

Cannon, Ida Maud  

Jean K. Quam

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Jun 2013
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Ida Maud Cannon (1877–1960) was director of the Social Service Department at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she defined and developed medical social work. She moved medical social ... More

Cannon, Mary Antoinette  

Jean K. Quam

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Jun 2013
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Mary Antoinette Cannon (1884–1962) was a social worker and educator who helped develop medical social work. She created courses in psychiatry and medicine in schools of social work and ... More

Carlton, Thomas Owen  

Hans S. Falck

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Jun 2013
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Thomas Owen Carlton (1937–1992) was an expert in curriculum development in social work education as well as an author, an editor, and a scholar in health social work and social policy. He ... More

Carter, Genevieve  

Haluk Soydan and Frances Feldman

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Jun 2013
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Genevieve Carter (1907–1999) was a distinguished social welfare researcher, social work administrator, and educator. She was head of intra-mural research in the Department of Health, ... More

Cassidy, Harry Morris  

Rosalie Blair

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Sep 2013
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Harry Morris Cassidy (1900–1951) was a Canadian academic, social reformer, civil servant, and, briefly, a politician. A pioneer in the field of social work, he was also the founding dean ... More

Cassidy, Helen  

Ronald Marks

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Jun 2013
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Helen Cassidy (1918–1994) was a social work educator, administrator, and practitioner. In Washington, DC she was field director of the American National Red Cross and administrator of ... More

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