Joseph Perkins Byers Edit Profile
Student Ohio State University, 1882-1883.
Became assistant to father (then secretary Ohio Board of State Charities), 1888, and on death of father, 1890, succeeded to the secretaryship (resigned, 1902). Superintendent Indiana Reformatory, Jeffersonville, Indiana, 1902-1903. Warden Eastern State Penitentiary of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1904-1905.
Superintendent New York House of Refuge, 1905-1911. Secretary New Jersey State Charities Aid and Prison Reform Association, 1910-1912. Commissioner charities and corrections, New Jersey, by appointment of Governor Wilson, 1912-1915.
Executive secretary National Committee on Provision for Feebleminded, 1915-1919. Commissioner of Public Institutions of Kentucky, 1920-1925. General secretary National Conference Charities and Correction, 1902-1905.
General secretary, American Prison Association, 1908-1914, and 1916, president, 1915. Chief inspector of prisons, Department of Correction, City of New York, 1934-1936. Warden Hart’s Island Reformatory Prison, 1937-1938.
Retired October 1938.
The Church must be self-critical before it presumes to be critical of others.
Member Juniper; Mason.
Married Adah V. Millar, of Columbus, Ohio, March 3, 1888.; married second, Edna R. Jatho of Philadelphia, August 2, 1928. Children: Andrew Millar (deceased), Elizabeth Millar.