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Florence BASCOM

American Florence BASCOM

American geologist

Source :  Maurice IMBERT

Born: on July 14, 1862 in Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States
Died: on June 18, 1945 in Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States


The youngest of five children, Bascom came from a family who, unlike most at the time, encouraged women's entrance into society. Her father, John Bascom, was a professor at Williams College, and later President of University of Wisconsin. He was the driving factor of her career and her first contact in the field of Geology. Her mother, Emma Curtiss Bascom, was a women's rights activist involved in the suffrage movement. Her parents were steadfast supporters of women's rights and encouraged women to obtain a college education.

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