Mary E. GarrettMary E. Garrett
American Philanthropist
1854 – 1915 A.D.

Mary E. Garrett, an American philanthropist, born in Baltimore, the daughter of John W. Garrett, president of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.

At her father’s death in 1884  she inherited a third of his large fortune, and thereafter devoted her time and money to the advancement of medical education for women and to woman suffrage.

During her lifetime her benefactions amounted to a very large sum, and when she died in 1915, she bequeathed $15,000,000 to President Thomas of Bryn Mawr College to be disposed of as she saw fit.


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.