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William Lewis Butcher

William Lewis Butcher, American social worker, boy specialist. member of New York State Crime Commission; member Executive Committee New York State Conference on Social Work, New York City Conference on Social Worw; member teach advisory committee, Brooklyn Boy Life Council.

Background

  • Butcher, William Lewis was born on October 1, 1886 in Holyoke, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Samuel and Emily (Lewis) Butcher.

  • Education

    • Educated Wilbraham Academy.

    Career

    • Director West Side Boys’ House, New York City, 1910-1913. Director Brace Memorial Newsboys’ House till 1922. Director Boys’ Welfare (New York), Children’s Aid Society Founder and secretary International Boy’s Week, held in 4,000 cities around the world.

      Secretary International Boys’ Work Council. Special field commissioner Boy Scouts of America. Director Boys’ Club Federation.

      Chairman of the executive committee Big Brother and Big Sister Federation. Formerly advisor on boys’ work to Rotary International. Member of New York State Crime Commission.

      Chairman Sub-Commision on Causes of Crime, which made studies of crime areas, relation of press to crime, case studies of major offenders and study of 201 truants. Vice chairman New York City Advisory Crime Prevention Commission. Member Executive Committee New York State Conference on Social Work, New York City Conference on Social Worw.

      Vice chairman boys’ work section, Welfare Council of New York City. Member teach advisory committee, Brooklyn Boy Life Council.

    Religion

    Denomination: Conglist

    Membership

    Member of New York State Crime Commission. Member Executive Committee New York State Conference on Social Work, New York City Conference on Social Worw. Member teach advisory committee, Brooklyn Boy Life Council.

    Connections

    • Married May E. Lewis, October 3, 1906. Children: William L., Ruth L. Advertising business until 1910.
    • father: Samuel Butcher
    • mother: Emily (Lewis) Butcher
    • spouse: May E. Lewis
    • children: William L. Butcher
    • Ruth L. Advertising business until 1910 Butcher
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    Died January 15, 1931
    (aged 44)
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