Julia Clifford Lathrop

Lathrop, Julia Clifford, 1858–1932, American social worker and administrator, b. Rockford, Ill., grad. Vassar, 1880. Associated with Jane Addams at Hull House in Chicago, she was active in civic work, aiding in founding (1899) the country's first juvenile court. From 1912 to 1921 she was head of the U.S. Children's Bureau.

See biography by J. Addams (1935).

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