Mary Theresa Wiedefeld

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Mary Theresa Wiedefeld
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Born February 2, 1886
Baltimore, Maryland
Died November 1983 (aged 97)
Howard County, Maryland
Occupation State Supervisor of Elementary Schools
Principal of State Teachers College at Towson

Mary Theresa Wiedefeld (February 2, 1886 – November 1983) was the seventh president (formerly principal) of State Teachers College at Towson (now Towson University).

Dr. Wiedefeld was a graduate of Towson and had many roles in Maryland public education, from grade-school teacher to State Supervisor of Elementary Schools. Dr. Wiedefeld was president during World War II when enrollment declined and employees were hard to obtain. Under her administration, the college developed a special program for cadet teachers to help alleviate the teacher shortage, took the first steps toward preparing teachers for junior high and kindergarten and inaugurated a junior college program in the arts and sciences.

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Preceded by
Lida Lee Tall
Towson University president
1938-1947
Succeeded by
Earle Hawkins