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Mary Emilie Holmes

Born April 10, 1850. Died February 13, 1906

MA: Literary Dept, University of Michigan, 1886

PhD: Geology, University of Michigan, 1888

 

Mary Emilie Holmes was the first woman to earn a PhD in Earth Sciences in the United States. In 1889 she became the first woman fellow elected to the Geological Society of America.

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