Ada Lydia Howard was the first president of Wellesley College.
19 Facts About Ada Howard
Ada Howard received a postgraduate education under private teachers and went on to teach at Western College, Ohio, from 1861 to 1862.
Ada Howard was the principal of the Female Seminary at Knox College, Illinois, from 1866 to 1869.
Ada Howard was obliged to restrict her literary work to occasional articles for leading magazines.
Ada Howard received from Mount Holyoke college the honorary degree of Litt.
Ada Lydia Howard was born in Temple, New Hampshire, on December 19,1829.
Ada Howard was the daughter of Lydia Adaline Cowden and William Hawkins Howard.
Ada Howard's father was a teacher, scholar, and scientific agriculturalist.
Ada Howard was taught by her father and at New Ipswich Academy and Lowell High School.
Ada Howard graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 1853 and then continued her studies with private teachers.
Ada Howard felt that women should have the same opportunities for education as men.
Ada Howard was made professor of literary criticism, rhetoric, and moral philosophy.
Ada Howard moved to New Jersey, where she ran a school for girls, Ivy Hall, in Bridgeton.
Ada Howard will be a target to be shot at and for the present the position will be one of severe trials.
Ada Howard followed his lead, but his insistence that staff be of the evangelical Christian faith made hiring staff difficult.
Durant died in 1881 and Ada Howard resigned shortly after taking leave due to health reasons.
Ada Howard then lived in New York City, where she died in 1907.
Ada Howard died on Sunday, March 3,1907, and her funeral took place in the Houghton Memorial Chapel, located on the Wellesley College campus, on Wednesday, March 7th.
Dr William F Warren of Boston University, a senior member of Wellesley's board of trustees, and Reverend Mr Ollphant of Methuen Mass, pastor of the church Ada Howard attended, led the services.