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Amy Brown Lyman

Amy Brown Lyman, American social worker. award Brigham Young U., June 1937.

Background

  • Lyman, Amy Brown was born on February 7, 1872 in Pleasant Grove, Utah, United States. Daughter of John and Margaret (Zimmerman) Brown.

  • Education

    • Graduate Normal School, Brigham Colorado (special certificate, Home or Social Service, 1917).

    Career

    • General secretary National Woman’s Relief Society, 1911-1928, 1st vice-president and director social service department 1928-1940. General president, 1940-1945. Introduced and taught first course in social case work in Utah at Brigham Young U., 1920.

      Delaware, National Council of Women United States, since 1911, recording secretary, 1925-1927, auditor, 1927-1929, 3d vice president, 1929-1933. Secretary Utah State Conference Social Work, 1926-1928, president 1929-1930. State chairman Woman’s Committee on Unemployment, 1931.

      Delegate National Conference Social Work since 1917. Delegate National Council of Women of the United States to quinquennial meeting International Council of Women, Washington, 1925, to triennial meeting, Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia, 1936 to Jubilee meeting, Ediburgh, Scotland, 1938, and to Woman’s Centennial Congress, New York City, 1940. State chairman social service committee Council of Defense, Utah, World War.

      Member American Red Cross Home Service Committee, 1918-1925. V. chairman, Utah State Welfare Commission, 1921-1925, vice president Salt Lake Community Clinic, 1920-1932. Trustee Utah Training School for the Feebleminded 1929-1940.

      Member Utah House of Representatives (chairman Public Health Committee. V. chairman Education Committee), 1923-1924. vice president Utah State Tuberculosis Association since 1930. Member budget committee Community Chest, 1930-1936.

      Vice president Central Council of Social Agilysys, 1938-1939.

    Works

    • Author: (pamphlet) National Woman’s Relief Society. In Retrospect (autobiography), 1942. A Lighter of Lamps (biographical).

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Mormon

    Views

    Contemporary Christian beliefs over centuries became a mixture of the truth and of errors. Therefore, conventional Christian churches lost the authority of God.

    Membership

    Member American Red Cross Home Service Committee, 1918-1925. Member Utah House of Representatives (chairman Public Health Committee. Member budget committee Community Chest, 1930-1936.

    Member American Association Social Workers, Daus. Utah Pioneers Pi Gamma Mu. Member American Association Mental Deficiency.

    Received Distinguished Alumni award Brigham Young U., June 1937. Amy Brown Lyman Social Service Loan and Scholarship Fund established by Woman’s Relief Society, 1931.

    Connections

    • Married Richard R. Lyman, September 9, 1896. Children: Wendell Brown (deceased), Margaret (Mistress.
    • father: John Brown
    • mother: Margaret (Zimmerman) Brown
    • spouse: Richard R. Lyman
    • children: Wendell Brown Lyman (deceased)
    • Margaret (Mrs Lyman
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    Born February 7, 1872
    Died December 5, 1959
    (aged 87)
    Nationality

    Award