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Emma Gilbert (Cohen)

Birthdate: (82)
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: December 29, 1986 (82)
Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Joseph Jacob Cohen and Shana Leba Kaplan
Wife of Richard Vincent Gilbert
Mother of Walter Myron Gilbert, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1980; <private> Gilbert; <private> Gilbert and Peter Gilbert
Sister of Emanuel(Red) Voltaire Cohen

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About Emma Gilbert


New Brunswick High School, New Brunswick, NJ, USA

She was the first officially acknowledged married student to attend Radcliffe. June 1926

Radcliffe College, AB summa cum laude in Psychology, Cambridge, MA, USA

Graduation: She did part of her Ph.D. but never finished it owing to a disagreement with her advisor over her thesis. 1928

Radcliffe College, AM in Psychology, Cambridge, MA, USA

During World War II she was a prominent lecturer on child care in Washington, D.C., and co-chaired the federal project on Protection of Infants and Children in Wartime. After the war, she became staff psychologist for children at Children's Hospital in Washington. Her unsuccessful campaign for election to the Westport, Conn., school board in the 1950s let to a newspaper column on educational issues. Between 1928 and 1950

child psychologist at various hospitals

Between 1955 and 1960

wrote an educational column for the local Westport newspaper, Westport, CT, USA
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Emma Gilbert's Timeline

August 9, 1904
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
March 21, 1932
Age 27
Boston, MA, USA
November 1935
Age 31
Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
December 29, 1986
Age 82
Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA