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Clarke, Edithlocked

(10 February 1883–29 October 1959)
  • Charles W. Carey Jr.

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Clarke, Edith (10 February 1883–29 October 1959), electrical engineer, was born near Ellicott City, Maryland, the daughter of John Ridgely Clarke, a lawyer and gentleman farmer, and Susan Dorsey Owings. Orphaned at age twelve, Clarke was raised by an older sister. In 1904 Clarke decided to use her inheritance to obtain an education and enrolled at Vassar College, where she studied mathematics and astronomy and received an A.B. in 1908....

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