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Joseph Miles Hanson

social worker

Joseph Miles Hanson, American social worker.


Hanson, Joseph Miles was born on March 24, 1868 in Darlington, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Nelson and Jennie A. (Moody) Hanson.


Bachelor of Arts, Grinnell (Iowa) College, 1893.


Assistant to pastor, Peoples Church, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1893-1894. Appointed superintendent Men’s Settlement Club, St. Paul, 1894. Went to Kansas City, Missoury, 1899, as general secretary Associated Charities, and established an industrial social settlement.

Called Franklin Institute (now Swope Settlement). Resigned, 1902, to give full time to settlement and general welfare movements. Superintendent self-help department Park College, Parkville, Missouri, 1905-1908.

Settled at Youngstown, O., 1908, and organized the charitable and welfare work of the city, title of general secretary Community-Service Society.


Married Luetta M. Reece, November 13, 1903.

Nelson Hanson

Jennie A. (Moody) Hanson

Luetta M. Reece