Euphemia Haynes

Euphemia Haynes

1890-1980, USA
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– First African-American woman to earn a PhD in math (she also had a Masters in Education).
– Taught elementary school and high school.
– First woman chair of the Washington D.C. School Board.

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Martha Euphemia Lofton Haynes (September 11, 1890, Washington, D.C. – 25 July 1980, Washington, D.C.) was an American mathematician and educator. She was the first African-American woman to gain a PhD in mathematics, from the Catholic University of America in 1943.[1] read more
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Martha Euphemia Lofton Haynes (September 11, 1890, Washington, D.C. – 25 July 1980, Washington, D.C.) was an American mathematician and educator. She was the first African-American woman to gain a PhD in mathematics, from the Catholic University of America in 1943.[1]

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