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Neva Ruth Deardorff

Neva Ruth Deardorff, American social worker. Member Research Committee, American Statistical Association (Vice-President 1940), Phi Beta Kappa.; Member Congressional Christian Church; Member Engineering Woman’s.


  • Deardorff, Neva Ruth was born on February 11, 1887 in Hagerstown, Indiana, United States. Daughter of Daniel W. and Sarah Elizabeth (Teetor) Deardorff.

  • Education

    • Graduate sch.


    • With Bureau Municipal Research, Philadelphia, 1912-1914, chief of div. vital statistics Bureau Health, Philadelphia, 1914-1916. Assistant director Philadelphia bureau of Municipal Research, 1916-1918. Nat. headquarters staff American Red Cross, 1918-1921.

      Associate professor social economy, graduate school Bryn Mawr College, 1921-1924. Associate editor The Survey, 1922-1924. Executive secretary children’s communications of Pennsylvania, 1924-1927.

      Director Research Bureau, Welfare Council of New York, 1927-1938, 41-46. Assistant executive director Welfare Council, 1940-1946. Director of statistics and research Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York, 1946-1957.

      Non-resident lecturer University of Chicago, 1935-1938. President Child Welfare League of America, 1925-1927. Member Executive Committee National Conference Social Work, 1926-1929, 3d vice president, 1947-1948.

      Trustee White Williams Foundation, 1921-1929. Chairman city planning committee Citizens Union. Chairman New York City Committee on Federal Censuses.

      Member board directors Citizens’ Committee on Children, Health Insurance Plan of Greater New New York.


    • Author: English Trade to the Baltic During the Reign of Elizabeth, 1911. Child Welfare Conditions and Resources in Seven Pennsylvania Counties, 1927. Co-author, The Hospital Discharge Study, 1942-1943.

      Conbtr. to social science and social welfare periodicals.


    Member Research Committee, American Statistical Association (Vice-President 1940), Phi Beta Kappa. Member Congressional Christian Church. Member Engineering Woman’s.


    • father: Daniel W. Deardorff
    • mother: Sarah Elizabeth (Teetor) Deardorff
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    Born February 11, 1887
    Died August 21, 1958
    (aged 71)