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John R. Shillady

social worker

John R. Shillady, Irish social worker. Member National Conference Social Work, American Association Social Workers.; Club: City.


Shillady, John R. was born on November 1, 1875 in County Down, Ireland. Son of William and Sarah Ann (McGaffin) Shillady.


Brought to the United States, 1880. Educational public schools, Detroit, Michigan.


Executive secretary Buffalo Association for Relief and Control of Tuberculosis, 1909-1913. Secretary Industrial Board of New York State Department of Labor, 1913-1914. Executive secretary Hospitals Committee of New York State Charities Aid Association, April-December 1914.

Director, later secretary, New York Mayor’s Committee on Unemployment, 1914-1917. Director Department of Prevention, Office of the Commissioner Charities and Corrections, Westchester County, New York, 1917-1918. Secretary National Association for Advancement of Colored People, February 1918-August 1920.

Executive director National Consumers’ League, 1920-1922. General director National Association Travelers Aid Socs., 1922-1924. Director Shillady and Stuart, Inc., social organization service, 1925-1928.

Administrative secretary 1st International Congress on Mental Hygiene, 1928-1930.


Member National Conference Social Work, American Association Social Workers. Club: City.


Married Etta May Rohde, of Detroit, Michigan, November 24, 1902.

William Shillady

Sarah Ann (McGaffin) Shillady

Etta May Rohde