Charles Loring Brace, Jr. (1855 - 1938)

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Charles Loring Brace, Jr. was a graduate of Philips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts and a graduate of Yale College class of 1876 with a degree in Civil Engineering.

He was the son of Letitia Neill[ of Belfast, Ireland and Charles Loring Brace (Yale College 1846), who was a contributing philanthropist in the field of social reform. He is considered a father of the modern foster care movement and was most renowned for starting the Orphan Train movement of the mid-19th century, and for founding The Children's Aid Society in 1853.

Charles Loring Brace, Jr. was a Mugwump in politics. He was employed as Superintendent and Engineer of Construction with the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway at Minneapolis, Minnesota. When his father died in 1890, he was invited by the trustees of the New York Children's Aid Society to take up as Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of that society. A son of Louise Tillman Warner and Charles was Gerald Warner Brace, (1901–1978) was an American writer, educator, sailor and boat builder.

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