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John Adams Kingsbury

John Adams Kingsbury, American social worker. Decorated Order of White Eagle and San Sava (Serbian); Reconnaissance Française (Fernch); presentation medal National Institute Social Sciences.

Background

  • Kingsbury, John Adams was born on August 30, 1876 in Horton, Kansas, United States. Son of John T. and Anna Gibson (Adams) Kingsbury.

  • Education

    • Washington State College, 1900. U. Washington, 1903-1906. Bachelor of Science, Teachers College, Columbia, 1908.

      Doctor of Laws, Syracuse, 1931.

    Career

    • Principal schools, Prosser, Washington, 1899-1901. Superintendent, Georgetown, Washington, 1901-1904. Principal schools, Seattle, 1904-1906.

      Assistant secretary State Charities Aid Association of New York, 1907-1911. Organized, 1910, Conference of Mayors of State of New York. Organization New York communications of Safety, 1911.

      Secretary New York State Conference Charities and Correction, 1911. Member Governor Sulzer’s Public Health Commission, which revised health laws of New York State, 1913. Member Governor Roosevelt’s New York State Public Health Commission, 1930-1932.

      General director New York Association for Improving the Condition of Poor, 1911-1914. Commissioner public charities, New York City, 1914-1918, and ex-officio president of Board of Inebriety. Secretary board ambulance service, and member board of trustees, Bellevue and allied hospitals.

      Secretary Milbank Memorial Fund, 1921-1935. Administrative consultant Works Progress Administration, 1935-1936. Member Executive Committee New York State Charities Aid Association.

      Chairman of the executive committee Serbian Child Welfare Association America. Secretary America-Jugoslav Society, Inc. Chairman American Council on Soviet Relations.

      Member Council on Foreign Relations. Commissioned major American Red Cross, Advertising Educational Foundation. Assistant director, general relief in France, 1918.

      Director department of citizenship, Ednl. Corps, Advertising Educational Foundation in France until discharge, July 8, 1919.

    Works

    • Author: Red Medicine (with Sir Arthur Newsholme), Health in Handcuffs.

    Membership

    Member Governor Sulzer’s Public Health Commission, which revised health laws of New York State, 1913. Member Governor Roosevelt’s New York State Public Health Commission, 1930-1932. Member Executive Committee New York State Charities Aid Association.

    Member Council on Foreign Relations. Commissioned major American Red Cross, Advertising Educational Foundation. Fellow American Public Health Association.

    Member National Conference Social Work, American Meteors Association, Amateur Astronomers Association. Clubs: Players.

    Connections

    • Married Mabel Glass, August 20, 1909. Children: Jean Roberta, John Adams (deceased), Virginia Louise.
    • father: John T. Kingsbury
    • mother: Anna Gibson (Adams) Kingsbury
    • spouse: Mabel Glass
    • children: Jean Roberta Kingsbury
    • John Adams Kingsbury (deceased)
    • Virginia Louise Kingsbury
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    Born August 30, 1876
    Died August 3, 1956
    (aged 79)
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