The New Student's Reference Work/Addams (Miss) Jane
Addams (Miss) Jane, a philanthropist and social settlement worker, born in Cedarville, Ill., Sept. 6, 1860. She graduated from Rockford College in 1881, studied two years in Europe, 1883–85, and later studied in Philadelphia. In 1889 she opened Hull House, a social settlement institution in Chicago, and is still the head of that institution. She has written and lectured extensively on social and political reform. She is the author of Democracy and Social Ethics.