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Julia Clifford Lathrop

Julia Clifford Lathrop, American philanthropist, writer. Member Illinois State Board of Charities, 1893-1909 (intermission by resignation, 4 years); Member National League of Women Voters.

Background

  • Lathrop, Julia Clifford was born in 1858 in Rockford, Illinois, United States. Daughter of William and Sarah Adeline (Potter) Lathrop.

  • Education

    • Rockford College, 2 years. Bachelor of Arts, Vassar College, 1880. Unmarried. Has spent much time as volunteer resident of Hull House, Chicago, since 1899.

      Active worker in various reform movements. Has made a special study of care of insane, better education of children, Juvenile court laws, etc. Several times visited foreign countries for observation and study of methods.

    Career

    • Chief Children’s Bureau, Department of Labor, Washington, District of Columbia Mem.

    Works

    • Author of reports and articles on care of the insane, civil service, child welfare, etc.

    Membership

    Member Illinois State Board of Charities, 1893-1909 (intermission by resignation, 4 years). Member National League of Women Voters.

    Connections

    • father: William Lathrop
    • mother: Sarah Adeline (Potter) Lathrop
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    Died April 15, 1932
    (aged 74)
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