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John R. Shillady

John R. Shillady, Irish social worker. Member National Conference Social Work, American Association Social Workers.; Club: City.


  • Shillady, John R. was born on November 1, 1875 in County Down, Ireland. Son of William and Sarah Ann (McGaffin) Shillady.

  • Education

    • Brought to the United States, 1880. Educational public schools, Detroit, Michigan.


    • Executive secretary Buffalo Association for Relief and Control of Tuberculosis, 1909-1913. Secretary Industrial Board of New York State Department of Labor, 1913-1914. Executive secretary Hospitals Committee of New York State Charities Aid Association, April-December 1914.

      Director, later secretary, New York Mayor’s Committee on Unemployment, 1914-1917. Director Department of Prevention, Office of the Commissioner Charities and Corrections, Westchester County, New York, 1917-1918. Secretary National Association for Advancement of Colored People, February 1918-August 1920.

      Executive director National Consumers’ League, 1920-1922. General director National Association Travelers Aid Socs., 1922-1924. Director Shillady and Stuart, Inc., social organization service, 1925-1928.

      Administrative secretary 1st International Congress on Mental Hygiene, 1928-1930.


    Member National Conference Social Work, American Association Social Workers. Club: City.


    • Married Etta May Rohde, of Detroit, Michigan, November 24, 1902.
    • father: William Shillady
    • mother: Sarah Ann (McGaffin) Shillady
    • spouse: Etta May Rohde
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    Born November 1, 1875