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Catharine Morris Miles (Cox)

Birthplace: San Jose, Santa Clara County, CA, United States
Death: October 11, 1984 (94)
16923 Norwood Road, Ashton Sandy Spring, Montgomery County, MD, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Charles Ellwood Cox and Lydia Shipley Cox
Wife of Walter Richard Miles
Mother of Anna Mary Jones and Ellwood Morris Miles
Sister of Mary Hannah Cox and Anna Shipley Brinton

Managed by: Chuck Jones
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About Catharine Morris Miles

Catharine Morris Cox Miles (May 20, 1890 – October 11, 1984) was an American psychologist known for her work on intelligence and genius. Born in San Jose, CA, to Lydia Shipley Bean and Charles Elwood Cox. In 1927 married psychologist Walter Richard Miles. Her sister was classics scholar and Quaker administrator Anna Cox Brinton.

She was a professor of clinical psychology at the Yale Medical School and affiliated with Yale's Institute of Human Relations. Earlier she worked at Stanford with Stanford-Binet creator Lewis Terman in issues related to IQ. She is also known for her historiometric study (1926) of IQ estimates of three hundred prominent figures who lived prior to IQ testing, a work which was one of the earliest attempts to apply social scientific methods to the study of genius and greatness.

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Catharine Morris Miles's Timeline

May 20, 1890
San Jose, Santa Clara County, CA, United States
August 25, 1928
Pal Alto, California, United States
Palo Alto, California, United States
October 11, 1984
Age 94
Ashton Sandy Spring, Montgomery County, MD, United States