Mary Emma WoolleyMary Emma Woolley
American Educator
1863 – 1947 A.D.

Mary Emma Woolley, an American educator, born at South Norwalk, Conn. She graduated from Brown University in 1894, later taught biblical history at Wellesley, and in 1900 was made president of Mount Holyoke College, with the development of which her name became closely identified.

Miss Woolley has served in many other offices of responsibility, and has received honorary degrees from Brown, Amherst, and Smith. In 1911 sh edited a volume on Education.


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.