Person: Bacon (2), Clara


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.

Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):

Born 13 August 1866, Hills Grove, (now Tennessee Township) Illinois, USA. Died 14 April 1948, Baltimore, USA.

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Origin Usa, Women

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  1. O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive