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Portrait of Maria Louise Sanford from a program from a convocation in honor of her eightieth birthday

Portrait of Maria Louise Sanford from a program from a convocation in honor of her eightieth birthday

Portrait of Maria Louise Sanford from a program from the convocation honoring her eightieth birthday, 1916.

Maria Louise Sanford

Maria Louise Sanford

Maria Louise Sanford, c. 1880.

Professor Maria Louise Sanford, 1918.

Maria Louise Sanford

Professor Maria Louise Sanford in Minneapolis, 1918.

Sanford, Maria (1836–1920)

One of the first female professors in the United States, Maria Sanford was an English professor at the University of Minnesota for nearly thirty years. Her exceptional teaching, notable public lectures, and active community leadership led many to call her "the best loved woman in Minnesota."

Eugenie Moore Anderson

Eugenie Moore Anderson

Eugenie Moore Anderson, c.1966.

Eugenie Anderson leaving Christiansborg Palace with Lord Chamberlain after presenting credentials to King Frederick IX

Eugenie Anderson leaving Christiansborg Palace with Lord Chamberlain after presenting credentials to King Frederick IX

Eugenie Anderson leaving Christiansborg Palace with Lord Chamberlain after presenting credentials to King Frederick IX, 1949.

L to R: Eugene McCarthy, Orville Freeman, Eugenie Anderson

L to R: Eugene McCarthy, Orville Freeman, Eugenie Anderson

L to R: Eugene McCarthy, Orville Freeman, Eugenie Anderson, 1958.

Eugenie Anderson

Eugenie Anderson, 1951.

Anderson, Helen Eugenie Moore (1909–1997)

Eugenie Moore Anderson emerged as a trailblazer for American women in international diplomacy during the post-World War II era. In 1949 she became the first American woman to hold the rank of ambassador.

Reverend Chauncy Hobart of Red Wing. Chaplain of the Third Regiment of Minnesota Volunteers. Chaplain of the House in the first Territorial Legislature and of the State Legislature in 1877.

Reverend Chauncy Hobart of Red Wing

Reverend Chauncey Hobart of Red Wing, c.1870. Chaplain of the Third Regiment of Minnesota Volunteers. Chaplain of the House in the first Territorial Legislature and of the State Legislature in 1877.

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