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Mark Alexander McCloskey, American Social agency administrator. Recipient Presidential Medal for Merit, 1946, New York City Adult Education award, 1947. Trustee Vassar College, from 1946. First lieutenant Field Artillery, United States Army, World War I.


McCloskey, Mark Alexander was born on October 21, 1891 in New York City. Son of John and Jane Ann (Bennett) McCloskey.


Graduate, Princeton University, 1918. Graduate, Columbia University School Social Work, 1922.


With, American Red Cross, 1919;associate head worker, Hudson Guild, 1920-1936;member of staff, Fieldston School, 1926-1936;director, National Youth Administration, New York City, 1936-1938;director division community education, Board Education, New York City, 1938-1955;chairman, New York State Youth Commission, 1955-1960;director recreation, Federal Security Agency, 1941-1942;director, Office War Community Superior vena cava syndrome, 1943-1945. Director numerous organizations in field of welfare and education. Lecturer City College of New York, New York University, Columbia University.

Vice president United Neighborhood Houses. Board directors New York Adult Education Council, Public Education Association, National Federation Settlements. President United Seamens Svc.

Member political advising committee Princeton University, 1948. Member President Truman's Committee on Religious and Moral Welfare and Character Guidance in ArmedForces, 1948.


Trustee Vassar College, from 1946. First lieutenant Field Artillery, United States Army, World War I.


Married Winifred Doherty, June 26, 1919. Children: Barbara Jean McCloskey MacDonald, Janet Ann McCloskey Robbins, Winifred Doherty McCloskey Hackett.

John McCloskey

Jane Ann (Bennett) McCloskey

Winifred Doherty

Barbara Jean McCloskey MacDonald McCloskey

Janet Ann McCloskey Robbins McCloskey

Winifred Doherty McCloskey Hackett McCloskey