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Arthur Whittlesey Towne

social worker

Arthur Whittlesey Towne, American social worker. Member, one of organizers Committee for Alcoholics,; Member Phi Kappa Psi.

Background

Towne, Arthur Whittlesey was born on March 13, 1878 in Springfield, Massachusetts, United States. Son of John and Corena L. (Thomas) Towne.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Amherst, 1901. Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1902.

Career

Superintendent Syracuse (New York) Boys’ Club, 1903-1907. Secretary Syracuse Associate Charities, 1904-1907. Secretary New York State Probation Commission, 1907-1913.

Superintendent Brooklyn Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children, 1913-1922. Director Joint Committee on Methods of Preventing Delinquency (Commonwealth Fund), 1922-1923. Secretary Milbank Fund Health Demonstration, since 1924.

Executive secretary Onondaga Health Association, 1924-1947, consultant, 1947-1954.

Membership

Member, one of organizers Committee for Alcoholics. Member Phi Kappa Psi.

Connections

Married Bertha Vilas Knapp, of Essex, New York, July 26, 1905 (died 1934). Married second, Rose Kermode, of Syracuse, May 29, 1936.

father:
John Towne

mother:
Corena L. (Thomas) Towne

spouses:
Bertha Vilas Knapp

Rose Kermode