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Christian Carl Carstens

Christian Carl Carstens, German social worker.


  • Carstens, Christian Carl was born on April 2, 1865 in Bredstedt, Germany. Son of Broder and Christina Maria (Ibsen) Carstens.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Grinnell College, 1891. Master of Arts, University of Pennsylvania, 1900, Doctor of Philosophy., 1903.


    • Principal Creston (Iowa) High School, 1895-1896, Marshalltown (Iowa) High School, 1896-1899. Assistant secretary Philadelphia Society for Organizing Charity, 1900-1903. Assistant secretary New York Charity Organization Society, 1903-1907.

      General secretary Massachusetts Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children, 1907-1920. Executive director Child Welfare League of America, since 1921. Chairman of one of four sections of White House Conference on Child Health and Protection, 1930.

      Representative of the United States at Pan.-American Child Welfare Congress, Havana, 1927.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    • Married Blanche E. McMeans, June 21, 1893. Children: Constance Carol, Ariel Candace (Mistress.
    • father: Broder Carstens
    • mother: Christina Maria (Ibsen) Carstens
    • spouse: Blanche E. McMeans
    • children: Constance Carol Carstens
    • Ariel Candace (Mrs Carstens
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    Born April 2, 1865
    Died July 4, 1939
    (aged 74)