Woodbury, Helen Laura Sumner, 1876-1933

American economist and historian

Helen Laura Sumner Woodbury was an American economist, academic, historian and public official. Woodbury published regularly for the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and travelled Europe looking at the labor laws and how they might apply in the US before she became a full-time staff member of the U.S. Children's Bureau in 1913. In 1918 Woodbury was promoted to director of investigations for the Bureau. She resigned from that position when she married fellow economist Robert Morse Woodbury but went on to work for the Institute of Economics in 1924. Woodbury created standards for gathering labor statistics as well as contributing to the Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences and the Dictionary of American Biography. (Source: Wikipedia)

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  • Woodbury, Helen Laura (Sumner), Mrs., 1876-1933
  • Sumner, Helen L. (Helen Laura)
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