List of Famous Social Workers

This list of famous social workers includes photos, bios, and other information, when available. Who are the top social workers in the world? This includes the most prominent social workers, living and dead, both from America and abroad. For more lists on celebrity humanitarians, here are famous peace activists and male celebrity feminists. This list of notable social workers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted depending on what information you're looking for, such as where these historic social workers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned social workers.

This list of famous social workers in history includes people like Eunice Kennedy Shriver , Laura Harring, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, and more. From popular social workers to historical social helpers, this list has them all. 

From reputable, prominent, and well known social workers to the lesser known social workers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the field of social work. Who are the most famous social workers ever? What are the names of famous social workers?

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  • Dec. at 88 (1921-2009)
    • Birthplace: Brookline, Massachusetts
    • Birthplace: Los Mochis, Mexico
  • Dec. at 62 (1946-2009)
    • Birthplace: New York, New York, USA
    • Birthplace: Barisal, Bangladesh
  • Dec. at 85 (1928-2014)
    • Birthplace: White Plains, New York, USA
  • Age: 82
    • Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States of America
  • Dec. at 94 (1879-1973)
    • Birthplace: Erode, India
  • Dec. at 70 (1820-1891)
    • Birthplace: Bengal Presidency
    • Birthplace: Gah, Pakistan, Pakistan
  • Dec. at 25 (1943-1969)
    • Birthplace: California
  • Dec. at 49 (1958-2007)
    • Birthplace: Edmonton, London, London, England
    • Birthplace: Cherthala, India
    • Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Birthplace: Lucknow, India
  • Dec. at 61 (1772-1833)
    • Birthplace: Radhanagore, India
  • Dec. at 78 (1828-1906)
    • Birthplace: Northumberland, United Kingdom
  • Dec. at 79 (1930-2009)
    • Birthplace: Pune, India
    • Birthplace: Pune, India
    • Birthplace: Cayey, Puerto Rico
  • Dec. at 72 (1903-1975)
    • Birthplace: Virudhunagar, India
  • Dec. at 87 (1918-2005)
    • Birthplace: Barnet, United Kingdom
    • Birthplace: Jodhpur, India
    • Birthplace: New Delhi, India
    • Birthplace: Highlandtown, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  • Dec. at 73 (1904-1978)
    • Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota