Judson, Margaret Atwood

Judson, Margaret Atwood

(1899–1991) historian, educator; born in Winstead, Conn. Educated at Radcliffe College (Ph.D. 1933), she taught at Rutgers University (1928—67; professor emeritus, 1967–91), where she was chairwoman of the history and political science department (1955–63) and acting dean (1966–67). Her Crisis of the Constitution: An Essay in Constitutional and Political Thought in England, 1603–45 (1949), is widely respected. She published Breaking the Barrier: A Professional Autobiography by a Woman Educator and Historian before the Women's Movement in 1984.
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