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Name:  Louise Bowen  

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Born: Chicago, Illinois

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Louise deKoven Bowen was a Chicago philanthopist, social reformer and benefactor of Hull-House. She was the director of the Woman's Club of Chicago and served as Hull-House Treasurer and president of the Board of Directors. She also served as the first president of the Juvenile Protective Association where she supervised research examining such issues as working conditions, racial prejudice, prostitution and popular entertainment and their effects on young people. In 1912, she donated a seventy-two acre summer campsite to Hull-House which became the Bowen Country Club, a country retreat for families from the neighborhood. (Information taken from the University of Illinois Collection of correspondence of Louise Bowen)


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Titles At Your Library

Growing Up with a City
ISBN: 0252070445

University of Illinois Press. 2001

Offers a portrait of Chicago and its growing pains from a woman's perspective. This title shows how women made a difference in Chicago.