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Towle, Charlotte Helenlocked

(17 November 1896–01 October 1966)
  • Wendy Beth Posner


Towle, Charlotte Helen (17 November 1896–01 October 1966), social work educator, was born in Butte, Montana, the daughter of Herman Augustus Towle, a jeweler, and Emily Kelsey, a schoolteacher. The Towles had left Indiana to settle in Butte’s small middle-class community during the growth of the copper mines that fueled the economy of the region. Towle graduated from Butte High School in 1915 and attended Virginia College in Roanoke for one year. In 1916 she transferred to Goucher College in Baltimore, where she studied to become a teacher, graduating in 1919. Preferring to involve herself in community service, she eschewed education for a career in social work....

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