Irene Osgood Andrews

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Irene Osgood, Mrs. John Andrews (born January 18, 1879, in Big Rapids, Michigan - died February 1963, in New York, New York) was an American writer on problems of women in industry.[1]

Born in Big Rapids, Michigan, the daughter of Lucius L. Osgood and Mary Markley, she was educated at the School of Philanthropy in New York and at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, graduating with an A.B. in 1905.[2]

She began her career as agent for the Associated Charities at Minneapolis, Minnesota, and, in 1906 was appointed special agent for relief work in the American Red Cross in San Francisco, and factory inspector in Wisconsin. She was head resident of the Northwestern University Settlement, Chicago in 1907.

She became assistant secretary of the American Association for Labor Legislation in 1908 and a member or the Y.W.C.A. National Industrial Commission to Europe (1918), was author of contributions to the Legislative Review.

She wrote:

She married John Bertram Andrews on August 8, 1910 and had a son, John Osgood Andrews.


  1. ^ U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
  2. ^ Leonard, John William, ed. (1914), Woman's Who's Who of America: A Biographical Dictionary of Contemporary Women of the United States and Canada, 1914-1915, New York: American Commonwealth Company, p. 51.