Annie Dale Biddle Andrews

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Annie Dale Biddle Andrews (December 13, 1885 - April 14, 1940), born in Hanford, California to Samuel E. Biddle and A. A. Biddle, was the first woman to earn a Ph. D. in mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley.[1]

In 1911, she wrote her thesis, Constructive theory of the unicursal plane quartic by synthetic methods, under her maiden name, Annie Dale Biddle;[1] it was published by the university in 1912.[2] Her advisors were Derrick Norman Lehmer and Mellen Haskell.[3] She was a math instructor at the University of Washington from 1911 to 1912, after which she married Wilhelm Samuel Andrews.[1] She worked as a math instructor at the University of California between 1915 and 1932 and published a paper in the Journal of the American Mathematical Society around 1933.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Riddle, Larry (May 22, 2007). "Annie Dale Biddle Andrews". Agnes Scott College. Archived from the original on 20 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-02. 
  2. ^ Riddle, Larry (May 4, 2006). "Annie Biddle Abstract". Agnes Scott College. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-02. 
  3. ^ "Annie Biddle". The Mathematics Genealogy Project. North Dakota State University. Archived from the original on 20 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-02.