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 Martha van Rensselaer

Martha van Rensselaer

Birth
Death 26 May 1932 (aged 67)
Burial Randolph, Cattaraugus County, New York, USA
Plot Central Road
Memorial ID 101834121 · View Source
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Miss Van Rensselaer began her career at Cornell by organizing an extension program for New York state's rural women and headed the Department of Home Economics from its inception in 1908. Her duties expanded when the Cornell Board of Trustees established a School of Home Economics in 1919; in 1925 the New York State College of Home Economics, now the College of Human Ecology, was established. Much of the college is now housed in Martha Van Rensselaer Hall, a building for which she helped secure funding. Martha was a professional and life partner to Flora Rose.
As a result of her significant national contributions, in 1923 the League of Women Voters recognized her as one of the twelve most important women in America.



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  • Created by: #47687144
  • Added: 6 Dec 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101834121
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Martha van Rensselaer (21 Jun 1864–26 May 1932), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101834121, citing Randolph Cemetery, Randolph, Cattaraugus County, New York, USA ; Maintained by #47687144 (contributor 47687144) .