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Walter William Pettit

educator , social worker

Walter William Pettit, American educator, social worker. Member of Executive Committee National Board of Review of Motion Pictures.; Served as captain Military Intelligence Department, United States Army, 1918-1919.; Member American Association Social Workers, American Sociological Society, New York State History Society, Alpha Chi Rho, Phi Delta Kappa.

Background

Pettit, Walter William was born on August 9, 1882 in Fredonia, New York, United States. Son of William H. and Amalia (Kricheldorff) Pettit.

Education

Graduate Fredonia Normal School, 1901. Bachelor of Science, Teachers College, Columbia, 1911, A.M., 1912, Doctor of Philosophy., 1918. Doctor of Letters, Columbia, 1948. married Katharine Fowler, August 30, 1920.

Career

Teacher and principal high school, Philippine Islands, 1901-1909. Principal Elementary Technology School, Evanston, Illinois, 1911-1913. Field secretary Playground and Recreation Association of America, 1913-1914.

Special assistant in relief work, American Embassy, Petrograd, 1916-1917. Attached to American Commission to Negotiate Peace, 1918-1919. Instructor New York School Social Work, 1915-1916, assistant director, 1918-1939, director 1939-1947.

Retired; director public welfare insts. in Latin-American countries, auspices United Nations, August-October, 1947. Executive director Temporary Emergency Relief Administration of New York State, 1932-1933. Social welfare adviser to Guatemala, United Nations, 1948-1949.

Works

  • Author: Report of a Study of the Interrelation of the Work of National Social Agencies in 14 American Communities (with P. R. Lee and Jane M. Hoey), 1923. Social Salvage (with P. R. Lee), 1924. Russian-American Relations, 1917-1920 (with C. K. Cumming), 1920.

    Case Studies in Community Organization, 1928.

Membership

Member of Executive Committee National Board of Review of Motion Pictures. Served as captain Military Intelligence Department, United States Army, 1918-1919. Member American Association Social Workers, American Sociological Society, New York State History Society, Alpha Chi Rho, Phi Delta Kappa.

Clubs: Columbia University, Philippine, City (New York).

Connections

Children: Walter Fowler, Katharine Fowler.

father:
William H. Pettit

mother:
Amalia (Kricheldorff) Pettit

children:
Walter Fowler Pettit

Katharine Fowler Pettit