Person: Metcalf, Ida


Ida Martha Metcalf was the second woman to be awarded a Ph.D. in mathematics in America. She was never able to gain a position in keeping with her abilities and qualifications. She was open in her criticisms of the education system and of discrimination.

Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):

Born 26 August 1856, Texas, USA. Died 24 October 1952, Lexington, Massachusetts, 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