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Eberly College of Arts and Sciences


Social Work


Theodor Lohmann was a 19th century German administrative lawyer, civil servant and social reformer, second in importance only to Otto von Bismarck in the formation of the German social insurance system. He was also extensively involved in German private social reform.

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I translated this article from the German Wikipedia because there was almost nothing on this man or the administrative team that designed 'Bismarck's' social insurance program for the new German state. (I was also interested in the co-incidence of our mutual last name, but it appears there is no family connection.) Lohmann's religiously based social reform activities parallel those of several important religiously inspired reformers in the U.S.



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