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Lyon, Mary

(lī`ən), 1797–1849, American educator, founder of Mt. Holyoke College, b. Buckland, Mass. She attended three academies in Massachusetts; later she taught at Ashfield, Mass., Londonderry, N.H., and Ipswich, Mass. Interested in promoting the higher education of women, she won the aid of several influential men and succeeded (1837) in establishing Mt. Holyoke Female Seminary (later Mt. Holyoke College) at South Hadley, Mass. She served as principal for 12 years, directing the development of a well-rounded college program and emphasizing the principle of service to others.

Bibliography

See biographies by E. Banning (1965) and E. A. Green (1979); M. F. Lansing, ed., Mary Lyon through Her Letters (1937).

Lyon, Mary

(1797–1849) educator; born in Buckland, Mass. After teaching in Massachusetts and New Hampshire seminaries, she was the planner and founding principal (1837–49) of the first permanent women's college in the U.S.A., Mount Holyoke Female Seminary (later College). Lyon modeled the curriculum on that of Amherst College, but hired only female permanent faculty.
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The ALS Association is delighted to add the ALS Clinic at The University of California, San Francisco to its approved list of ALSA certified centers," stated Mary Lyon, RN, MN, Vice President, Patient Services, for The ALS Association.
92] Mary Lyon wrote to a friend who asked Lyon to work with her in the new Londonderry female academy, that her present work made it difficult for her to consider anything else, because "This school has so far been a silent, retired, and powerful means of doing good [ldots] my usefulness might be more extensive here than in almost any other place.
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