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Blanding, Sarah Gibson

Born: 1899 AD
Died: 1985 AD, at 85 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Educators


1898 - Born on the 22nd of November in Kentucky.

1919 - Graduated from New Haven Normal School of Gymnastics.

       - Hired as a physical education instructor by the University of Kentucky.

1923 - Appointed the university's acting dean of women, becoming the youngest dean in the country.

1926 - Obtained her master's degree in political science at Columbia University.

1929-1941 - She was appointed dean of women and professor of political science at the University of Kentucky.

1941 - Selected as the first dean of Cornell University's College of Home Economics and became the first female dean.

1946 - Became the president of Vassar College.

1949 - She helped establish the Mary Conover Mellon Foundation for the Advancement of Education.

1964 - Retired to her post as Vassar president.

1985 - Blanding died on 3rd of March.


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