Hewes, Amy, 1877-1970

American economist

Hewes taught at Mount Holyoke College from 1905 to 1943; she was promoted to the rank of professor in 1909. From 1943 to 1947, she was visiting professor and gave lectures on labor topics for community audiences. Hewes served as executive secretary of the Massachusetts Minimum Wage Commission from 1913 to 1915. She also worked on national and international committees concerning minimum wage and wartime labor shortages. She testified at a Senate hearing on labor education extension programs in 1948. She received an award from the United States Department of Labor in 1962, "for furthering the lot of laborers throughout the U.S." (Source: Wikipedia)

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