#18269 Overall Influence

Mary Lyon

American educator


Why is this person notable and influential?

From Wikipedia

Mary Mason Lyon was an American pioneer in women's education. She established the Wheaton Female Seminary in Norton, Massachusetts, in 1834. She then established Mount Holyoke Female Seminary in South Hadley, Massachusetts, in 1837 and served as its first president for 12 years. Lyon's vision fused intellectual challenge and moral purpose. She valued socioeconomic diversity and endeavored to make the seminary affordable for students of modest means.

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What schools is this person affiliated with?

Mount Holyoke College

Liberal arts college in the United States

Ipswich Female Seminary

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How’s this person influential?
#94 World Rank