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Helen Magill White

Helen Magill White Biography

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ABOUT
19th-century Rhode Islander who was the first woman in U.S. history earn a Ph.D. in 1881.
BEFORE FAME
She became an educator at Swarthmore College in 1869 after studying at the school.

FAMILY LIFE
Her husband, Andrew D. White, passed away in 1918.
ASSOCIATED WITH
She went against Susan B. Anthony by publicly denouncing the women's suffrage movement in 1913.
TRIVIA
She earned her Ph.D. in Greek from Boston University.

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