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Dayhoff, Margaret Oakley (11 March 1925–05 February 1983), research biochemist, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Kenneth W. Oakley, an industrialist, and Ruth P. Clark. When Margaret was about the age of ten, the Oakleys moved to New York City. There she attended Public School Number 32 and went on to become the valedictorian of the Bayside High School class of 1942. She was awarded a scholarship to Washington Square College of New York University, from which she graduated in 1945 magna cum laude, with honors in mathematics. In 1948 she married Edward S. Dayhoff; they would have two children. In that same year, Margaret Dayhoff received a Ph.D. from Columbia University in quantum chemistry....