Wood, L. Hollingsworth (Levi Hollingsworth), 1874-1956

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Birth 1874
Death 1956

Biographical notes:

L. Hollingsworth Wood was a Quaker attorney, born at Mt. Kisco, N.Y., the son of James and Emily (Hollingsworth) Wood. His sister was Carolena Wood (1871-1936). Wood graduated from Haverford College (1896) and Columbia University Law School (1899). He worked actively in the areas of peace, civil rights, and African American and Quaker education.

From the description of Prison Reform Papers, 1913-1937. (Swarthmore College). WorldCat record id: 56362168

L. Hollingsworth Wood, Quaker attorney, born at Mt. Kisco, N.Y., the son of James and Emily (Hollingsworth) Wood. His sister was Carolena Wood (1871-1936). Wood graduated from Haverford College (1896) and Columbia University Law School (1899). Wood worked actively in the areas of peace, civil rights, black and Quaker education. Founding member of American Civil Liberties Union and National Urban League. President of Urban League for 26 years. Trustee of Fisk University (1917-1956). Member of Haverford's Board of Managers for over forty years. Member of American Commission on Conditions in Ireland (1920-1923). Member of Board of International Rescue Committee, Wood served as chairman in the 1940s and 1950s. American correspondent to London Friend, clerk of New York Yearly Meeting (1926-1931).

From the description of L. Hollingsworth Wood papers, 1903-1953. (Haverford College Library). WorldCat record id: 33851516

L. Hollingsworth Wood, a birthright member of Chappaqua Monthly Meeting and later an active member of Croton Valley Monthly Meeting, was a Quaker lawyer and active in social causes such as peace, education, prison reform and racial equality. He was the son of James and Emily Hollingsworth Wood and in 1925 married Martha T. Speakman. Wood graduated from Haverford College (1896) and Columbia University Law School (1899). He was a founder of the American Friends Service Committee and served as Clerk of New York Yearly Meeting (Hicksite).

From the description of L. Hollingsworth Wood correspondence, 1907-1937. (Swarthmore College). WorldCat record id: 182856753

President of the National Urban League.

Columbia University LL.B, 18.

From the description of Papers, 1910-1953. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122515196

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Subjects:

  • Quakers
  • African Americans--History
  • Religious education--Society of Friends
  • Society of Friends--Education
  • Civil rights
  • African Americans
  • Prison reformers
  • Sociology, Urban

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  • New York (as recorded)
  • New York (State) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)