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Gorman, Bartholomew [Bartley] (1944–2002), pugilist and Gypsy leader

Joseph M. Wilson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Ethical Issues and Debates; Social Justice and Human Rights. 859 words.

Gorman, Bartholomew [Bartley] (1944–2002), pugilist and Gypsy leader, was born on 1 March 1944 in a barrel-top wagon at Home Farm, Giltbrook, Nottinghamshire, the eldest of the three sons...

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Grant, Clara Ellen (1867–1949), headmistress and settlement worker

Elizabeth J. Morse.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social Work; Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 1309 words.

Grant, Clara Ellen (1867–1949), headmistress and settlement worker, was born on 21 June 1867 in Chapmanslade, Corsley, near Warminster, Wiltshire, the second of at least nine children of...

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Groom, John Alfred (1845–1919), founder of the John Grooms charity for disabled children

Mark Pottle.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Ethical Issues and Debates; Social Justice and Human Rights. 1209 words.

Groom, John Alfred (1845–1919), founder of the John Grooms charity for disabled children, was born at 6 North Street, Clerkenwell, London, on 15 August 1845, the third son of George Paul...

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Hay, Harry

Craig M. Loftin.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online April 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Social Justice and Human Rights; Education. 1333 words.

Hay, Harry (07 April 1912–24 October 2002), gay rights pioneer, was born Henry Hay, Jr., in Worthing, Sussex, England, to wealthy American parents, Henry Hay, Sr., and Margaret Neall. His...

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Height, Dorothy Irene

Nancy Marie Robertson.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online October 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social Work; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Gender and Politics; History of Gender and Sexuality. 1441 words.

Height, Dorothy Irene (24 March 1912–20 April 2010), social worker and civil rights and women’s activist, was born in Richmond, Virginia to James Edward Height and Fannie Burroughs Height....

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Hoge, Jane Currie Blaikie

Michelle E. Osborn and Elizabeth D. Schafer.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social Work; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 1262 words.

Hoge, Jane Currie Blaikie (31 July 1811–26 August 1890), Civil War relief leader and welfare laborer, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of George D. Blaikie, a wealthy...

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Hunter, Robert

Edward Allan Brawley.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Social Work. 1477 words.

Hunter, Robert (10 April 1874–15 May 1942), social worker and reformer, was born Wiles Robert Hunter in Terre Haute, Indiana, the son of William Robert Hunter, a carriage manufacturer, and...

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Jones, Enid Wyn [née Enid Williams] (1909–1967), religious and social worker

D. Ben Rees.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social Work; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 959 words.

Jones, Enid Wyn [née Enid Williams] (1909–1967), religious and social worker, was born in Wrexham, Denbighshire, on 17 January 1909, the only daughter of Dr David Llewelyn Williams...

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Jones [née Savage], Kathleen [Kay] (1922–2010), historian and scholar of social policy

Andrew Scull.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Sociology; Education; Social Work; History. 1078 words.

Jones [née Savage], Kathleen [Kay] (1922–2010), historian and scholar of social policy, was born on 7 April 1922 at the Royal Free Hospital, St Pancras, London, the daughter of William...

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Joynson, Mary Grace (1924–2013), social worker and charity administrator

Terry Philpot.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social Work; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 897 words.

Joynson, Mary Grace (1924–2013), social worker and charity administrator, was born on 5 December 1924 in Bingham, Nottinghamshire, the youngest of three children of the Revd John Joynson...

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