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Francis Perkins was Born

april 10 1882

College Graduation

1902

She graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry and physics in 1902.

Teacher

1904 - 1906

Francis had a variety of teaching positions, one namely a position teaching chemistry from 1904 to 1906 at Ferry Hall School

Master Degree

1910

She recieved a master's degree in political science from Columbia University in 1910

Advocate

1910 - 1911

She became head of the New York Consumers League and advocated for better working hours and conditions. After seeing the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire she left her position and became executive secretary for the Committee on Safety of the City of New York

Marriage

1913

She married Paul Caldwell Wilson, and had a daughter named Susanna.

School

1918

She began studying again but in a different field for some years in economics and sociology at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School