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Arlien Johnson (1894-1988)

Arlien Johnson was born into a pioneering farming family Portland, Oregon. Her maternal grandparents had crossed plain and mountains by covered wagon and her paternal grandparents, the first Norwegian settlers in the region, had taken the train route...
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– Walter Lippmann

The Hall of Distinction:
The California Social Work Hall of Distinction was created to honor those involved in bringing about the betterment of society. We also want to ensure that the contributions of social work leaders, innovators and pioneers would be recognized and preserved for the future.