Born in 1891, Kittredge was educated in public schools and high schools in California and Oregon, where he took history, law and political science, and at Exeter College, Oxford, where he read anthropology. He was instructor in history in California (1915-16), member of the American Commission for Relief in Belgium (1914-19), archivist and statistician at the US Naval Reserve Force (1919-20) and served on the staff of the League of Red Cross Societies (1920-30: assistant director general, 1922-27, and secretary general, 1927-30). He was temporary consultant in the Fellowship Program for the Social Sciences in Europe for the Rockefeller Foundation (1930-32), and fellowship administrator (based in Paris) in 1932.
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Source: 1930 Curriculum Vitae, and 1932 resolution, both in Rockefeller Archives.
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