Paul Underwood Kellogg


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(1879–1958) Paul Underwood Kellogg's career as a journalist led him to actively support social welfare projects. Born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Kellogg took special courses at Columbia University from 1901 to 1906 in addition to attending the New York School of Philanthropy in 1902. He received a PhD from Wesleyan University in 1937. Kellogg worked as a reporter in Michigan for two years before becoming editor of the New York magazine Charities. In 1901 he went to Pittsburgh and conducted the first social survey of labor conditions in the steel industry. The findings of his study were published in The Pittsburgh Survey, and as a result this approach was used in other cities. From 1912 until his retirement in 1952, Kellogg served as editor of Survey. His support for controversial causes earned him a medal for “courageous journalism” from the New York Evening Post.


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