Mary T. Wales
Mary Tiffany Wales was born in 1874 in Wilmington, Delaware. She attended Pennsylvania State Normal School (now Millersville University of Pennsylvania) in Millersville, Pennsylvania, graduating 1893. She spent five years teaching in Pennsylvania, then moved to Massachusetts where she taught for twelve years. In 1911 Mary moved to Providence to teach at the Rhode Island Commercial School (now Bryant University).
In 1914, with fellow teacher Gertrude I. Johnson, she co-founded Johnson & Wales Business School in Providence, Rhode Island. It has grown into the present day Johnson & Wales University, with four campuses in the Eastern U.S.
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