Harold Lewis


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(1920–2003) Harold Lewis made major contributions to social work as a scholar, activist, and educator. After graduating from Brooklyn College in 1941, he served in U.S. Army intelligence in India during World War II, where his experiences influenced his decision to become a social worker. He earned his MSW from the University of Pittsburgh in 1948 and worked for two years as Research Director of United Community Services in Omaha, Nebraska, before joining the faculty at the University of Connecticut. In 1953, at the height of the McCarthy era, Lewis was forced to resign from the university because of his political activism.


From Encyclopedia of Social Work in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Social Work.

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