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Biography of Jane Addams


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Addams, Jane (Miss), head resident of Hull House, born in Cedarville, IL, September 6, 1860. Graduated at Rockford College, 1881. Spent two years in Europe, 1883-85. Studied in Philadelphia, 1888. In 1889 opened with Miss Ellen Gates Starr, Social Settlement of Hull House, Chicago. Inspector of streets and alleys in neighborhood of Hull House three years. Writer and lecturer on social and political reform. At the Progressive National Convention held at Chicago in August, 1912, Jane Addams made a speech seconding the nomination of Theodore Roosevelt for president. Author: "Democracy and Social Ethics," "Newer Ideals of Peace," "The Spirit of Youth and the City Streets," "Twenty Years at Hull House," "A New Conscience and an Ancient Evil."