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Annie Dale Biddle Andrews

Deceased Person

Annie Dale Biddle Andrews (December 13, 1885 - April 14, 1940), born in Hanford, California to Samuel E. Biddle and A. A. Biddle, was the first woman to earn a Ph. D. in mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley. In 1911, she wrote her thesis, Constructive theory of the unicursal plane quartic by synthetic methods, under her maiden name, Annie Dale Biddle; it was published by the university in 1912. Her advisors were Derrick Norman Lehmer and Mellen Haskell . She was a math instructor at the University of Washington from 1911 to 1912, after which she married Wilhelm Samuel Andrews. She worked as a math instructor at the University of California between 1915 and 1932 and published a paper in the Journal of the American Mathematical Society around 1933.  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1885-12-13
Place of birth
Hanford
Profession
Mathematician

Death

Date of death
1940

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