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Neva Ruth Deardorff

social worker

Neva Ruth Deardorff, American social worker. Member Research Committee, American Statistical Association (Vice-President 1940), Phi Beta Kappa.; Member Congressional Christian Church; Member Engineering Woman’s.


Deardorff, Neva Ruth was born on February 11, 1887 in Hagerstown, Indiana, United States. Daughter of Daniel W. and Sarah Elizabeth (Teetor) Deardorff.


Graduate sch.


With Bureau Municipal Research, Philadelphia, 1912-1914, chief of div. vital statistics Bureau Health, Philadelphia, 1914-1916. Assistant director Philadelphia bureau of Municipal Research, 1916-1918. Nat. headquarters staff American Red Cross, 1918-1921.

Associate professor social economy, graduate school Bryn Mawr College, 1921-1924. Associate editor The Survey, 1922-1924. Executive secretary children’s communications of Pennsylvania, 1924-1927.

Director Research Bureau, Welfare Council of New York, 1927-1938, 41-46. Assistant executive director Welfare Council, 1940-1946. Director of statistics and research Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York, 1946-1957.

Non-resident lecturer University of Chicago, 1935-1938. President Child Welfare League of America, 1925-1927. Member Executive Committee National Conference Social Work, 1926-1929, 3d vice president, 1947-1948.

Trustee White Williams Foundation, 1921-1929. Chairman city planning committee Citizens Union. Chairman New York City Committee on Federal Censuses.

Member board directors Citizens’ Committee on Children, Health Insurance Plan of Greater New New York.


  • Author: English Trade to the Baltic During the Reign of Elizabeth, 1911. Child Welfare Conditions and Resources in Seven Pennsylvania Counties, 1927. Co-author, The Hospital Discharge Study, 1942-1943.

    Conbtr. to social science and social welfare periodicals.


Member Research Committee, American Statistical Association (Vice-President 1940), Phi Beta Kappa. Member Congressional Christian Church. Member Engineering Woman’s.


Daniel W. Deardorff

Sarah Elizabeth (Teetor) Deardorff