Menu JTA Search

Dr. Irving Canter, Noted Jewish Scholar in Social Work, Dead; Was 47

Dr. Irving Canter, who just completed service as president of the National Association of Jewish Social Workers, died yesterday of a heart attack at his home in Highland Park, III., aged 47. He was Professor of Social Work at the University of Illinois. A native of New York, Dr. Canter was the founder and chairman of the Research Institute for Group Work in Jewish Agencies. He was a member of the executive committee and board of directors of the National Jewish Welfare Board and had been national director of program and research of the B’nai B’rith Youth Organization.