Georgia Caldwell Smith

Born: August 28, 1909
died: May 8, 1961

place: Kansas City, Missouri

Georgia Smith (neé Caldwell) received in mathematics, her A.B. (1928) and A.M. (1929) from the University of Kansas, and a Ph.D. (posthumously) from the University of Pittsburgh in 1961. She taught at Spelman College (1929-1938) and from1941 unntil her death, and between 1938 and 1945 at Lincoln University (Missouri) and Alabama A&M. In 1959 she began her pre-doctoral work full-time in 1959. Her thesis, in Group Theory, was approved in January of 1961; however, she died of cancer in May. She was awarded the Ph.D. posthumously in 1961.

back to Black Women in the Mathematical Sciences

The website
are brought to you by

The Mathematics Department of
The State University of New York at Buffalo.

They are created and maintained by
Scott W. Williams
Professor of Mathematics

CONTACT Dr. Williams