Wiles Robert Hunter

(WILES) ROBERT HUNTER: sociologist; b. Terre Haute, Ind., April 10, 1874; s. of W. R. and Caroline (Fouts) Hunter; A.B. Ind. U., 1896; m. Caroline M. Phelps Stokes of Norton, Conn., May 23, 1903; children: Robert, Phelps Stokes, Caroline Phelps, Helen Louisa (dec. ). Organizing Sec., Chicago Bur. of Charities, 1896-1902; chmn. investigation com. city homes assn., Supt. Municipal Lodging House. Mem. Small Parks Com., resident Hull House, 1899-1902, all of Chicago; resident of Toynbee Hall, London, summer of 1890, and other English settlements, head-worker Univ. Settlement, New York, 1902-03; chmn. New York Child Labor Com., 1902-06. Pres. Berkeley Commn. of Public Charities, 1921. Candidate for Governor of Conn., 1910. Episcopalian. Clubs: Social reform (Pres. 1905), City N.Y., Claremont County, Faculty, Berkeley Golf. Author: “Tenement Conditions in Chicago,” 1901; “Poverty,” 1904; “Socialists at Work,” 1908; “Violence and the Labor Movement,” 1914; “Labor in Politics,” 1915; “Why We Fail as Christians,” 1919. Lecturer Economics and English U. of Calif., 1918-22. Home: Pebble Beach, Calif.




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