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Howard William Hopkirk

Howard William Hopkirk, American social worker. Member department social welfare National Council of Churches; Served as First lieutenant infantry, A. United States, 1917-1919; Member National Association Social Workers.

Background

  • Hopkirk, Howard William was born on March 21, 1894 in Montrose, Iowa, United States. Son of William Hume and Marietta (Cowles) Hopkirk.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Reed College, Portland, Oregon, 1920. Student Union Theological Seminary, New York City, 1920-1923, New York School of Social Work (part time), 1922-1923.

    Career

    • Cons. child care instns. Child Welfare League American, 1924-1934. Superintendent Albany Home for Children, Albany, New York, 1935-1939.

      Assistant director, survey of beneficiaries of program of the church and assessment of P.E. Diocese of New York, New York City, January-June 1940. Special agent Russell Sage Foundation, New York City, at intervals from 1940-1944. Executive director Child Welfare League of America, 1940-1948, senior consultant 1948-1952.

      Superintendent Louisville & Jefferson Company Children’s Home, Louisville, 1952-1959. Consultant child welfare, since 1959.

    Works

    • Author: Institutions Serving Children, 1944.

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyn

    Membership

    Member department social welfare National Council of Churches. Served as First lieutenant infantry, A. United States, 1917-1919. Member National Association Social Workers.

    Connections

    • Married Ruth Lavina Hathaway, December 31, 1919. Children: Dorothy (Mistress.
    • father: William Hume Hopkirk
    • mother: Marietta (Cowles) Hopkirk
    • spouse: Ruth Lavina Hathaway
    • child: Dorothy (Mrs Hopkirk
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    Born March 21, 1894
    Died March 14, 1963
    (aged 68)
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