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Abbott, Grace,

1878–1939, American social worker, b. Grand Island, Nebr. She did notable work as director (1921–34) of the Child Labor Division of the U.S. Children's Bureau. The Child and the State (2 vol., 1938) is her most important publication. Her sister, Edith Abbott, 1876–1957, became dean of the School of Social Service Administration, Univ. of Chicago, in 1924. Her publications include Women in Industry (1910) and The Tenements of Chicago (1936).

Abbott, Grace

(1878–1939) social worker, activist; born on Grand Island, Nebr. She studied at the Universities of Nebraska and Chicago and in 1908 went to live at Chicago's Hull House to head the Immigrants' Protective League. Author of forceful articles exposing the exploitation of immigrants, she also campaigned for child labor laws, and as director of the federal Children's Bureau (from 1919), she administered grants to provide health care for mothers and children. She was president of the National Conference of Social Workers (1923–24), an adviser to the League of Nations (1922–34), and professor of public welfare at the University of Chicago (1934–39).
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Veteran pluralist reformer Grace Abbott and others turned to the state and the Illinois Immigrants Commission was established in 1919.
The Queen smiled as she was presented with posies by a group of children including seven-year-old Grace Abbott.
Miss Grace Abbott, of Hull House, on behalf of the Immigrants' League, has been able, despite the short time allowed, to submit an exhaustive report, regarding conditions of aliens in the Chicago courts of inferior criminal jurisdiction.
Grace Abbott, who gave flowers to Princess Anne, said: "She said happy Easter and asked where we were from.
Deb Williams, the instructional facilitator at Grace Abbott Elementary, asked me what I knew about the program Junior Achievement.
She was presented with posies of flowers by four-year-old Serafina Manners, seven-year-old Grace Abbott and 10-year-old Louisa Hinks, before leaving in a car, smiling and waving.
And while Edith and Grace Abbott had powerful support to expand the scope of mothers' pensions under Social Security, at the last minute Harry Hopkins, director of the Federal Emergency Relief Administration, substituted his own plan, which subsequently was enacted into law.
58) Edith Abbott, sister of the second USCB Chief, Grace Abbott, served as a CWLA board member.
In addition, Grace Abbott understood very well the opposition women faced from trade unionists in improving these labor conditions for working women.
Grace Abbott, Robert Felix, Alfred Blumrosen, Emanuel Celler, and John Gardner each harbored a special vision until a window of opportunity, often a period of crisis or activist fervor, allowed their views to gain a foothold.
Students from Grace Abbott Elementary School in Omaha, Nebraska - the state where Arbor Day began - will participate in the first of many Great Community Tree Tag events.
The models were actively transported by welfare agitators, familiar figures such as Julia Lathrop and Grace Abbott, acting through familiar agencies, such as the Children's Bureau, to Washington and ultimately into the Social Security Act.