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Emily Greene Balch

Balch, Emily Greene (bŏlch) [key], 1867–1961, American economist and sociologist, b. Jamaica Plain, Mass., grad. Bryn Mawr, 1889. She taught at Wellesley College until her dismissal (1918) for opposing U.S. involvement in World War I. Co-founder of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom with Jane Addams and its international secretary from 1919 to 1922, she shared with John R. Mott the 1946 Nobel Peace Prize.

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