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Julia Clifford Lathrop

philanthropist , writer

Julia Clifford Lathrop, American philanthropist, writer. Member Illinois State Board of Charities, 1893-1909 (intermission by resignation, 4 years); Member National League of Women Voters.

Background

Lathrop, Julia Clifford was born in 1858 in Rockford, Illinois, United States. Daughter of William and Sarah Adeline (Potter) Lathrop.

Education

Rockford College, 2 years. Bachelor of Arts, Vassar College, 1880. Unmarried. Has spent much time as volunteer resident of Hull House, Chicago, since 1899.

Active worker in various reform movements. Has made a special study of care of insane, better education of children, Juvenile court laws, etc. Several times visited foreign countries for observation and study of methods.

Career

Chief Children’s Bureau, Department of Labor, Washington, District of Columbia Mem.

Works

  • Author of reports and articles on care of the insane, civil service, child welfare, etc.

Membership

Member Illinois State Board of Charities, 1893-1909 (intermission by resignation, 4 years). Member National League of Women Voters.

Connections

father:
William Lathrop

mother:
Sarah Adeline (Potter) Lathrop