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Howard William Hopkirk

social worker.

Howard William Hopkirk, American social worker. Member department social welfare National Council of Churches; Served as First lieutenant infantry, A. United States, 1917-1919; Member National Association Social Workers.

Background

Hopkirk, Howard William was born on March 21, 1894 in Montrose, Iowa, United States. Son of William Hume and Marietta (Cowles) Hopkirk.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Reed College, Portland, Oregon, 1920. Student Union Theological Seminary, New York City, 1920-1923, New York School of Social Work (part time), 1922-1923.

Career

Cons. child care instns. Child Welfare League American, 1924-1934. Superintendent Albany Home for Children, Albany, New York, 1935-1939.

Assistant director, survey of beneficiaries of program of the church and assessment of P.E. Diocese of New York, New York City, January-June 1940. Special agent Russell Sage Foundation, New York City, at intervals from 1940-1944. Executive director Child Welfare League of America, 1940-1948, senior consultant 1948-1952.

Superintendent Louisville & Jefferson Company Children’s Home, Louisville, 1952-1959. Consultant child welfare, since 1959.

Works

  • Author: Institutions Serving Children, 1944.

Membership

Member department social welfare National Council of Churches. Served as First lieutenant infantry, A. United States, 1917-1919. Member National Association Social Workers.

Connections

Married Ruth Lavina Hathaway, December 31, 1919. Children: Dorothy (Mistress.

father:
William Hume Hopkirk

mother:
Marietta (Cowles) Hopkirk

spouse:
Ruth Lavina Hathaway

child:
Dorothy (Mrs Hopkirk