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Brown, Rachel Fullerlocked

(23 November 1898–14 January 1980)
  • Sara F. Tjossem

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Brown, Rachel Fuller (23 November 1898–14 January 1980), biochemist, was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, the daughter of George Hamilton Brown, a real estate and insurance agent, and Annie Fuller, a director of religious education for various Episcopal churches. They moved to Missouri, where in Brown’s last year of elementary school her father left the family in poverty. On the family’s return to Springfield, Rachel enrolled in Commercial High School to become a wage earner, but her mother insisted she transfer to Central High School for a classical education....

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