Woolman, Mary Schenck (1860–1940)

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Woolman, Mary Schenck (1860–1940)

American home economist and vocational educator. Born Mary Raphael Schenck, April 26, 1860, in Camden, NJ; died Aug 1, 1940, in Newton, MA; dau. of John Vorhees Schenck (physician) and Martha (McKeen) Schenck; m. Franklin Conrad Woolman (lawyer), Oct 18, 1883.

Hired as assistant in domestic science at Columbia University Teachers College (1892), then promoted to instructor of sewing (1893), adjunct professor of household arts education (1898), and professor (1903); organized and directed Manhattan Trade School for Girls (1902–10); became acting head of home economics department of Simmons College and president of Women's Educational and Industrial Union in Boston (1912); lectured for Retail Trade Board of Boston Chamber of Commerce (1915–17); improved, broadened and publicized vocational education.

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