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date: 25 January 2020

Gildersleeve, Virginia Crocheronlocked

(03 October 1877–07 July 1965)
  • Cynthia Farr Brown

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Gildersleeve, Virginia Crocheron (03 October 1877–07 July 1965), college administrator and international affairs expert, was born in New York City, the daughter of Henry Alger Gildersleeve, a judge, and Virginia Crocheron. She received her early education at home and was affected by such experiences as attending court with her father and visiting the Columbia University library. The death of her much-loved brother, Harry, Jr., when she was fourteen devastated her. In part to distract her from her grief, her parents enrolled her in New York City’s exclusive Brearley School....

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