Helen Almira Shafer
After graduating from Oberlin College in 1863, she was a teacher of mathematics at Central High School in St. Louis, Missouri, from 1865 until 1875. In 1877, she became professor of mathematics at Wellesley. She was made president of this institution in January 1888.
- Wilson, James Grant; Fiske, John, eds. (1900). "Shafer, Helen Almira". Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. New York: D. Appleton.
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