Woods, Robert Archey, 1865–1925, American social worker, b. Pittsburgh, grad. Amherst, 1886. After six months at Toynbee Hall, London, he helped found (1891) the South End House, Boston, which he headed until his death. He lectured on social ethics at the Episcopal Theological School, Cambridge, Mass. (1896–1914), was president of the Boston School Union (1908–25), and aided the development of the National Federation of Social Settlements, of which he was secretary from 1911 to 1923 and president for the two succeeding years. Woods wrote English Social Movements (1891) and The Neighborhood in Nation Building (1923).
See biography by E. H. Woods (1929).
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