Robert Dexter

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American humanitarian

Why Is Robert Dexter Influential?

According to Wikipedia, Robert Cloutman Dexter was the founder of the Unitarian Service Committee , which worked during World War II to rescue and assist Jewish refugees and other victims of Nazism in Europe. Early life Robert Dexter was born on October 1, 1887 in Shelburne, Nova Scotia of an American mother and a Canadian father, who was a sea captain. Robert grew up in Boston and graduated from Brown University in 1912 with a B.A. and later acquired an M.A. from Brown. Over the next years he served as a social worker for a number of small organizations and with the entry of the United States into World War I he worked for the American Red Cross, supervising camps for soldiers in the South East. In 1915, he married Elisabeth Anthony, and they both studied for doctorates at Clark University, he in sociology and Elisabeth in history. They both taught at Skidmore College from 1923 to 1927, and moved to Cambridge Massachusetts in 1927 when Robert Dexter accepted a position as head of the Departments of Social and International Relations for the American Unitarian Association, a job that entailed many visits to liberal religious congregations in Europe.

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