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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 (1926–1980) 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

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