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Abbott, Edith  

Jean K. Quam

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Jun 2013
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Edith Abbott (1876–1957) was a social worker and educator. She was Dean of the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago from 1924 to 1942 and she helped in ... More

Abbott, Grace  

Jean K. Quam

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Jun 2013
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Grace Abbott (1878–1939) was a teacher who went on to become Director of the Immigrants Protective League of Chicago and Director of the U.S. Children's Bureau. In 1934 she became ... More

Abernathy, Ralph David  

Lou M. Beasley

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Jun 2013
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Ralph David Abernathy (1926–1990) was a pastor who became president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference after the assassination of Martin Luther King. He was director of ... More

Adams, Frankie Victoria  

Lou M. Beasley

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Jun 2013
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Frankie Victoria Adams (1902–1979) was a social worker who influenced the development of social work education and of professional social work in the American South. She developed the ... More

Addams, Jane  

Jean K. Quam

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Jun 2013
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Jane Addams (1860–1935) was a settlement house leader and peace activist. She was the founder of Hull-House and became president of the National Conference of Charities and Correction. She ... More

Alexander, Chauncey A.  

Paul A. Abels

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Jun 2013
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Chauncey A. Alexander (1916–2005) was Executive Director of the National Association of Social Workers from 1967 to 1982 and founder and president of the First Amendment Foundation. He was ... More

Alexandraki, Litsa  

Rosalie Blair

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Jul 2013
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Litsa Alexandraki (1918–1986) was best known for her work in Greece on matters of child welfare, and the protection of refugees and migrants. She was also elected for three terms as ... More

Altmeyer, Arthur J.  

Jean K. Quam

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Jun 2013
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Arthur J. Altmeyer (1891–1972) was an administrator in Washington, DC from 1934 to 1953. He was a leader of social welfare policy and helped design and implement the Social Security Act of ... More

Anderson, Delwin M.  

Kenneth S. Carpenter

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Jun 2013
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Delwin M. Anderson (1916–2007) was director of the Social Work Service in the Veteran's Administration from 1964 to 1974. In his work he laid stress on recognizing the social components of ... More

Aquino, Maria Corazon  

Gwendolyn D. Perry-Burney

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Dec 2013
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Maria Corazon Sumulong Cojuangco-Aquino (1933–2009) was best known as the first female president of the Philippines. She challenged the Marcos regime after her husband’s assassination in ... More

Baldwin, Roger Nash  

Paul H. Stuart

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Jun 2013
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Roger Nash Baldwin (1884–1981) was a social worker and progressive reformer. In 1914 he co-authored the first juvenile justice textbook. Jailed in 1918 for refusing to register for the ... More

Barrett, Janie Porter  

Wilma Peebles-Wilkins

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Jun 2013
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Janie Porter Barrett (1865–1948) was a noted African American child welfare reformer. In 1890, she founded the Locust Street Social Settlement, one of the first settlements for black ... More

Bartlett, Harriett M.  

Beatrice N. Saunders

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Jun 2013
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Harriett M. Bartlett (1897–1987) was a social worker and theoretician who served as president of the American Association of Medical Social Workers from 1942 to 1944. She highlighted ... More

Barton, Clarissa (Clara) Harlowe  

Jean K. Quam

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Jun 2013
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Clarissa (Clara) Harlowe Barton (1821–1912) was the founder of the American Red Cross and its president from 1881 to 1904. She introduced the “American Amendment,” ensuring that the Red ... More

Bechill, William D.  

Paul H. Ephross

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Jun 2013
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William D. Bechill (1928–2007) was a social worker who raised public and governmental consciousness about the needs of older Americans. He was responsible for the original design of the ... More

Beck, Bertram  

Kenneth S. Carpenter

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Jun 2013
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Bertram Beck (1918–2000) was a social worker who contributed to juvenile delinquency prevention and held many leadership positions in social work organizations. At Fordham University he ... More

Beers, Clifford Whittingham  

Jean K. Quam

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Jun 2013
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Clifford Whittingham Beers (1876–1943) helped establish the American Foundation for Mental Hygiene and the International Foundation for Mental Hygiene. His work helped broaden knowledge of ... More

Berg, Insoo Kim  

Teri Pichot

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Sep 2014
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Insoo Kim Berg, MSW (1934–2007), along with her husband, Steve de Shazer, was a primary developer of solution-focused brief therapy. She was a prolific author as well as a gifted clinician ... More

Berry, Margaret  

Kenneth S. Carpenter

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Jun 2013
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Margaret Berry (1915–2002) was Executive Director of the National Conference on Social Welfare from 1972 to 1979. She was actively involved in developing group work activities on an ... More

Bethune, Mary McLeod  

Wilma Peebles-Wilkins

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Jun 2013
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Biographies
Mary McLeod Bethune (1875–1955) was a teacher committed to the education and development of Black women. Her role as president of the National Association of Colored Women led to the ... More

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