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Clara Bacon

died 74 years ago

14 April 1948

Clara Bacon was the first woman to be awarded a Ph.D. in mathematics from Johns Hopkins University. She had an outstanding reputation as a teacher, and ten women to whom she taught mathematics at undergraduate level at Goucher College went on to be awarded a Ph.D. from a different institution.

Find out more at: https://mathshistory.st-andrews.ac.uk/Biographies/Bacon_Clara/