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recreation director

George Walter Braden, American recreation director. Awarded certificate of meritorious service by Italian Government; honorary major Italian War College. member Welfare Survey Committee, Boulder Dam, Colorado, 1932.; Member National Education Association, American Academy Political and Social Science, National Probation Association, Conference of Social Workers; member Circolo Italiano, Philadelphia.

Background

Braden, George Walter was born on November 14, 1879 in Waterloo, Iowa, United States. Son of James N. and Ida Bell (Hollenbeck) Braden.

Education

Student Throop Polytechnic Institute, Pasadena, California and Pacific College Osteopathy, Los Angeles, California, 1899-1901, University of California, summer 1903. Graduate U.M.C.A. Summer Training Institute, Silver Bay, New York, 1909, National Recreation School Short Course, Chicago, Illinois, 1920.

Career

Director physical education, Throop Polytechnic Institute and Young Men’s Christian Association, Pasadena, California, also instructor Summer School, University of California, 1900-1908. Director physical education, Occidental College, Los Angeles, 1908-1911. Same and director instruction, Central Branch Young Men’s Christian Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1911-1917.

Young Men’s Christian Association representative and athletic officer, Fort Niagara, New York, later Camp Mead, Maryland., 1917-1918. General director sports and recreation, Italian Army, January-July 1918. Associate secretary and director department of service, Young Men’s Christian Association, Philadelphia, 1918-1920.

Financial organizer, European relief, December 1920-February 1921. With Playground & Recreation Association America (now National Recreation Association) from 1921, western representative from 1923. Made recreational survey of Baltimore for American Youth Commission, 1937.

President Pacific S.W. Branch of Amateur Athletic Union 3 years, California Interscholastic Athletic Association 2 years, Pennsylvania Young Men’s Christian Association Physical Education Association 6 years Charter member Art Barn, Salt Lake City, Utah. Member Welfare Survey Committee, Boulder Dam, Colorado, 1932.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to recreations and sports to newspapers and mags.

Membership

Member Welfare Survey Committee, Boulder Dam, Colorado, 1932. Member National Education Association, American Academy Political and Social Science, National Probation Association, Conference of Social Workers. Member Circolo Italiano, Philadelphia.

Connections

Married Florence Esther Brent, June 24, 1901. Children: Paul Sumner, Dorothy Frances.

father:
James N. Braden

mother:
Ida Bell (Hollenbeck) Braden

spouse:
Florence Esther Brent

child:
Dorothy Frances Braden

child:
Paul Sumner Braden