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Edward Nicholas Clopper

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Edward Nicholas Clopper, American social worker. Club: MacDowell Society (Cincinnati).


Clopper, Edward Nicholas was born on January 1, 1879 in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. Son of Edward Nicholas, Senior, and Mary Caroline (McClintock) C.


Bachelor of Science, Bethany College, West Virginia, 1897. Master of Arts, University of Cinn., 1910, Doctor of Philosophy., 1912.


March 1959); children—Rhoda (Mistress George F. Hubbard), Josephine (deceased), Cornelius Jansen lieutenant commander, United States Navy Reserve Teacher McKinley Agricultural School, Ponce, P.R., 1901-1903. Superintendent schools District of San Juan, 1903-1904. Principal Central High School of Porto Rico.

1904-1907; general superintendent schools of Porto Rico, 1907-1908. Ohio Valley secretary National Child Labor Committee, 1908-1912. Trustee, Experimental Study of Children, Cincinnati, 1910-1926.

Superintendent, Cincinnati House of Refuge for Children, 1912-1913. Field secretary National Child Labor Committee, 1913-1921. Prepared New York State legislative measures on child welfare for Governor Miller, 1921-1922.

Secretary Council of Social Agencies, Cincinnati, 1922-1925. Executive secretary Pittsburgh Federation of Social Agencies, 1925-1933. Professor sociology, University of Cincinnati, in charge of graduate training for Public Welfare Administrn., 1933-1938.

Chairman Ohio Child Welfare Planning Committee, 1938-1940. Professor social administration, Ohio State University, 1942-1945. Associate editor of quarterly of History and Philosophical Society of O. since 1951.

Lecturer on social science, U. Cincinnati 1923-1925, U. Pittsburgh, 1930-1933. Chairman of Department of Social Service for Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio, 1925. Delegate 1st Pan-American Child Welfare Congress, Buenos Aires, 1916, and secretary of the United States Committee for 2d Congress, Montevideo, 1919.

United States Government delegate to 4th Congress, Santiago, Chile, 1924. Director child welfare surveys in Oklahoma for University of Oklahoma, 1917, in Michigan for Michigan Child Welfare Comm., 1917, in Alabama for University of Alabama, 1918. In Kentucky for State Board of Health and Kentucky Child Labor Association, 1919.

In Tennessee for Tennessee Child Welfare Comm., 1920. In West Virginia, 1921.


  • Author: Plan de Estudios para las Escuelas Rurales de Puerto Rico, 1904. Facts of Porto Rican History, 1905. (with C.A. Perry) Course of Study for Graded Schools of Porto Rico, 1906.

    Child Labor in City Streets, 1912. Sixty-second Annual Report of Cincinnati House of Refuge, 1912. Society and the Child, 1929.

    Child Welfare in Ohio, 1939. An American Family, 1950. Editor: Child Welfare in Oklahoma, 1917.

    Child Welfare in Alabama, 1918. Child Welfare in Kentucky, 1919. Child Welfare in Tennessee, 1920.

    Rural Child Welfare, 1921. Also various reports on child labor and children’s codes, 1908-1921. Contributor to Encyclopedia Americana.


Club: MacDowell Society (Cincinnati).


Married Grace Moser (deceased. Children: Rhoda (Mistress.

Edward Nicholas Clopper

Mary Caroline (McClintock) Clopper

Grace Moser

Rhoda (Mrs Clopper