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Marion Edwards Park

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Marion Edwards Park
3rd President of Bryn Mawr College
In office
Preceded byM. Carey Thomas
Succeeded byKatharine Elizabeth McBride
Personal details
Residence(s)Pennsylvania, United States
EducationBryn Mawr College (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.)

Marion Edwards Park (1875-1960) was an American academic administrator who was the third president of Bryn Mawr College, her alma mater, following alumna M. Carey Thomas.


Park was born in Gloversville, New York in 1875. Her brother, Dr. E. A. Park, was head of the department of pediatrics at Yale University.

During her tenure as a student at Bryn Mawr College, she received the Bryn Mawr European Fellowship and used it to attend the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, Greece.[1] Park presided over the college during the Great Depression and the beginning of World War II, where she worked with other colleges to employ refugee scholars from European universities.[2] Park was also instrumental in initiating cross-institution collaboration between Bryn Mawr College, Haverford College, Swarthmore College, and the University of Pennsylvania.

She died in 1960.


"The plebs in Cicero’s day, a study of their provenance and of their employment", Cambridge, Massachusetts, The Cosmos Press, 1921[3]


  1. ^ "Bryn Mawr College Chooses New Head" (PDF). New York Times. Feb 22, 1922. Retrieved 25 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Marion Edward Park 1922-1942". Bryn Mawr College. Archived from the original on 16 April 2013. Retrieved 25 April 2013.
  3. ^ The plebs in Cicero's day, a study of their provenance and of their employment. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Cosmos Press. 1921.

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