Louisa Lee Schuyler
American Philanthropic Social Worker
1836 – 1926 A.D.
Louisa Lee Schuyler, an American philanthropic social worker, great-grand daughter of Gen. Philip Schuyler and of Alexander Hamilton.
During the Civil War she was a volunteer worker for the U.S. Sanitary Commission, and in 1873 helped to organize the New York State Charities Aid Association. The following year she established the first training school for nurses, in connection with Bellevue Hospital.
In 1907 she was appointed one of the original trustees of the Russell Sage Foundation, and in recognition of her forty years of activity in charitable work she received in 1915 the first honorary degree of LL.D. ever conferred upon a woman by Columbia University.
Reference: Famous Women; An Outline of Feminine Achievement Through the Ages With Life Stories of Five Hundred Noted Women By Joseph Adelman. Copyright, 1926 by Ellis M. Lonow Company.