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William Frank Persons

William Frank Persons, American social worker. Member National Council Boy Scouts America, American Association Social Workers, National Conference Social Workers, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

  • Persons, William Frank was born on August 31, 1876 in Brandon, Iowa, United States. Son of William and Mary E. (Stainbrook) Persons.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Philosophy, Cornell College, Mount Vernon, Iowa, 1900. Bachelor of Laws, from Harvard University, 1905.

    Career

    • Admitted to Iowa bar, 1905. Practiced at Sioux City, 1905-1906. Director Department General Work, Charity Organisation Society, New York, 1906-1917.

      Industrial relations work, North American Company, 1922-1924. Assistant to president Milwaukee Electric Railway and Light Company, 1925-1929. Executive vice president American Association Personal Finance Companies, 1929-1932.

      Field representative, American Public Welfare Association, 1932-1933. Director enrollment Civilian Conservation Corps, 1933-1942. Director United States Employment Service, 1933-1939.

      Special assistant to director Civilian Conservation Corps from May 1939-April 1942. Director industrial relations Consolidated Aircraft Corporation, April 1942-May 1943. Director industrial relations Ryan Aeronaut.

      Company, May 1943-September 1945. Director personnel, Civil Services Department, San Diego County, California, 1948-1950. With American Red Cross in United States and abroad, World War.

      Director general Department Civilian Relief, 1917-1918. Director Department of Administration, League Red Cross Socs., Geneva, 1919-1920. V. chairman American Red Cross, 1921-1922.

    Membership

    Member National Council Boy Scouts America, American Association Social Workers, National Conference Social Workers, Phi Beta Kappa. Clubs: Harvard (New York).

    Connections

    • Married Eugenia M. Bray, October 6, 1909 (she died August 2, 1941). Children: William Frank, Edward Bray.
    • father: William Persons
    • mother: Mary E. (Stainbrook) Persons
    • spouse: Eugenia M. Bray
    • children: William Frank Persons
    • Edward Bray Persons
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    Born August 31, 1876
    Died March 27, 1955
    (aged 78)
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