Talbot, Marion

Talbot, Marion

(1858–1948) home economist, educator; born in Thun, Switzerland. She was raised and educated in Boston. She joined the faculty of the University of Chicago, teaching sanitary science, and, as the nation's first dean of women, developing the women's house system (1892–1925). With Ellen H. Richards she edited Home Sanitation (1887); other works include The Education of Women (1910) and The Modern Household (1912).
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