Elizabeth Storrs Mead

Elizabeth Storrs Mead
10th President of
Mount Holyoke College
In office
Preceded by Louisa F. Cowles
Succeeded by Mary Emma Woolley
Personal details
Elizabeth Billings

(1832-05-21)May 21, 1832
Conway, Massachusetts
Died March 25, 1917(1917-03-25) (aged 84)
Resting place Andover, Massachusetts
Alma mater Ipswich Female Seminary
Profession Professor

Elizabeth Storrs Mead (May 21, 1832 - March 25, 1917) was an American educator who was the 10th President of Mount Holyoke College from 1890 - 1900. She taught at Andover Seminary and Oberlin College, before becoming the first non-alumna president of Mount Holyoke.[1] She was the mother of influential social psychologist George Herbert Mead.[2]

See also


  1. ^ "President Elizabeth Storrs Billings Mead Records, 1893-1912". Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections. 2004-07-16. Archived from the original on 2005-02-12.
  2. ^ Cowles, Louise F. (1917). "Mrs. Elizabeth Storrs Mead". Mount Holyoke Alumnae Quarterly: 74–82 – via The Mead Project.

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