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Pugh, William C. “Bill”  

Sadye L. M. Logan

William C. “Bill” Pugh (1921–1989) spent his entire professional career working to improve the quality of life of Alabamians. He used his creative social work skills to develop and implement social service programs for many Alabama citizens.

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Abbott, Grace  

Jean K. Quam

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 professor of public welfare at the University of Chicago.

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Altmeyer, Arthur J.  

Jean K. Quam

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 1935.

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Burns, Eveline Mabel  

John F. Longres

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 assistance and work programs through the 1940s.