Ernest Frederic Witte


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(1904–1986) Ernest Frederic Witte was an educator and administrator whose work in the social welfare field was influential both in the United States and internationally. Born in Swanton, Nebraska, he graduated from the University of Nebraska, received his PhD from the University of Chicago in 1932, and taught economics at Ohio Wesleyan University. During the Great Depression, Witte served on various federal relief commissions and as a field representative of the Social Security Board. From 1937 to 1939, he was director of the University of Nebraska Graduate School of Social Work and, for the next four years, of the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Washington.


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