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Koch, Adrienne (10 September 1912–21 August 1971), historian and educator, was born in New York City, the daughter of John Desider Koch, a manufacturer, and Helen Karman. Professionally, Koch retained her maiden name throughout her career, which began in philosophy. She earned a B.A. from New York University in 1933 and an M.A. and a Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1934 and 1942, respectively. Her dissertation, “The Philosophy of Thomas Jefferson,” revealed her interest in American intellectual history, particularly in the political thought of the Founding Fathers. This topic would remain the central focus of her scholarly work....

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Lingelbach, Anna Lane (10 October 1873–14 July 1954), educator, historian, and civic leader, was born in Shelbyville, Illinois, the daughter of Oscar F. Lane, a farmer and minister of the Disciples of Christ, and Mary F. Wendling. Following her early education in private schools, she enrolled at Indiana University in Bloomington against strenuous objection from her father, who, like many of his era, felt higher education inappropriate for a woman. This early expression of Anna’s force of character foreshadowed a life exhibiting similar determination and courage in a career of rich and diverse dimensions....

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Randolph, Sarah Nicholas (12 October 1839–25 April 1892), historian and educator, was born at Edge Hill, Ablemarle County, Virginia, the daughter of Thomas Jefferson Randolph, a planter, and Jane Hollins Nicholas. The importance of history and family responsibility was deeply ingrained in Sarah Nicholas Randolph. Her father, Thomas Jefferson’s favorite grandson, who served as the manager of his affairs during the last ten years of the former president’s life and was the executor of his estate, edited the first collection of Jeffersoniana, ...