Martha Sharp

Martha Sharp

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Martha Ingham Dickie Sharp-Cogan (1905-1999) was an American philanthropist who, along with her husband Waitstill Sharp, helped hundreds of Jews to escape Nazi persecution by sending them off through Czechoslovakia. She attended Pembroke College, the women's college of Brown University, and later studied in the field of Social Work at Northwestern University's Recreation Training School centered in Hull House, a Chicago settlement. When her training was complete, she earned the position Director of Girls' Work where she acted as social worker to over 500 girls. Her devotion to service and helping others is often cited as the reason she entered the field. In 1927, she married Waitstill Hastings Sharp taking temporary leave, although she would never return to the profession. The two lived in Wellesley, Massachusetts. When Waitstill was ordained a Unitarian minister in 1933, he was assigned to a small church in Meadville, Pennsylvania where his wife followed.show more

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  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 231g
  • Junct
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136545047
  • 9786136545042