Newomb, Josephine L. (1816–1901)

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Newomb, Josephine L. (1816–1901)

American philanthropist. Name variations: Josephine Le Monnier Newcomb. Born Josephine Louise Le Monnier, Oct 31, 1816, in Baltimore, Maryland; died April 7, 1901, in New York, NY; dau. of Alexander Le Monnier and Mary Sophia (Waters) Le Monnier; m. Warren Newcomb (merchant), 1845; children: son (died young); H(arriott) Sophie Newcomb (1855–1870).

Established, through $100,000 donation, H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College for women at Tulane University, New Orleans (1887); also donated sizable sums to Washington and Lee University and to the Confederate Orphan Home in Charleston, South Carolina; gave funds to help establish schools for poor girls and for the deaf.

See also Women in World History.

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