HASSINGER, BERNICE SHIELD, 1915-2004

Biography:

Social worker; civic leader.. Born– June 15, 1915, in Hampton, Va. Parents– Elmer R. and Addie (Baines) Shield. Education– College of William and Mary, B.S., 1937; University of Chicago, M.S., 1942. Married– Richard Charles Hassinger, September 6, 1947. Children– Two. Social worker in Norfolk, 1937; WPA in North Carolina, -1940; social worker Columbus Medical Center Presbyterian Hospital, 1942-1944; supervisor and acting director of social services, Medical College of Virginia, 1944-1947; vice president and director of Transall, Inc., Birmingham, 1978-. Served as volunteer social worker at University Hospital; president of the advisory board, Lee McBride White School; vice president, board of directors, Visiting Nursing Association, Birmingham, member Women’s Committee of 100; and many social and civic organizations.  Outstanding alumna, William and Mary. 1988.  Died July 1, 2004.

Source:

Obituary, Birmingham News, July 2, 2004; Who’s Who of American Women, 1968.

Publication(s):

Henderson Steel; Birmingham’s First Steel. Birmingham, Ala.; Jefferson County Historical Commission, 1978.