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Edward Preston Sharp

Edward Preston Sharp, American criminologist, educator, lecturer. Recipient Pennsylvania Prison Society award; August Vollmer award American Society Criminology, 1973; E.R. Case award American Correctional Association, 1974; Others award Salvation Army, 1974; Distinguished Public Service award Department Navy, 1974.

Background

  • Sharp, Edward Preston was born on June 28, 1904 in Avalon, Pittsburgh. Son of Archie Kerr and Agnes (Preston) Sharp.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Geneva College, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, 1926, Doctor of Humane Letters, 1966. A.M., U. Pittsburgh, 1930, Doctor of Philosophy., 1933.

    Career

    • Supervising principal Hickory Township (Pennsylvania) Schools, 1926-1928, Blawnox (Pennsylvania) Schools, 1928-1930, Westmont Upper Yoder Schools, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, 1930-1934. Supervisor rehabilitation Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia, 1934-1942. Superintendent Pennsylvania Training Schools, Morganza, 1942-1945.

      Director Bureau Community Work, Pennsylvania Department Welfare, Harrisburg, 1945-1948. Chief div. training schools Maryland. Department Public Welfare, Baltimore, 1948, 1952.

      Director Maryland. Common for Youth, 1950-1952. Executive director Youth Study Center, Philadelphia, 1952-1965. Lecturer psychology, sociology U. Baltimore, 1950-1952.

      Lecturer Temple University, Philadelphia, executive director American Correctional Association, 1965-1974. Professor Virginia Commonwealth U., Richmond, 1974-1977. Consultant Virginia Department Corrections, from 1974, Arizona Department Corrections, 1977, Florida Department Offender Rehabilitation, from 1977.

      Chairman Advisory Committee on Naval Corrections, 1970-1971. Member special civilian committee Study United States Army Confinement System, 1969. Secretary, treasurer Joint Commission Correctional Manpower and Training, 1966-1970.

      Member task force on correction Maryland. Government's Commision on Law Enforcement and Administration Justice, 1968. Member Advisory Committee Federal Probation, from 1965.

      Consultant United States Bureau Prisons, from 1965. Nat. correspondent to United Nations in field social defense, 1965-1974. Member of national follow up committee Midcentury White House Conference on Children and Youth, 1951.

      Member Executive Board National council Boy Scouts American. Advisory board Institute Criminal Justice and Criminology, U. Maryland., from 1972.

    Membership

    Member special civilian committee Study United States Army Confinement System, 1969. Member task force on correction Maryland. Government's Commision on Law Enforcement and Administration Justice, 1968.

    Member Advisory Committee Federal Probation, from 1965. Member of national follow up committee Midcentury White House Conference on Children and Youth, 1951. Member Executive Board National council Boy Scouts American.

    Member American Correctional Association (president 1956), American Jail Association, Academy Association Social Workers, National Conference Juvenile Agilysys and Training Schools (past president), American Society Criminology, National Conference Social Work, National Conference Crime and Delinquency, Phi Delta Kappa, Lambda Chi Alpha. Club: Rotary.; Member editorial committee United State Attorneys general’s Study of Release Procedures, 1939.

    Connections

    • Married Catharine Irene Simons, August 14, 1931. Children: Katharine Williams, Judith Cawthorne Sharp Nadeau.
    • father: Archie Kerr Sharp
    • mother: Agnes (Preston) Sharp
    • spouse: Catharine Irene Simons
    • children: Katharine Williams Sharp
    • Judith Cawthorne Sharp Nadeau Sharp
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    Born June 28, 1904
    Died April 15, 1982
    (aged 77)
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