Dorothy Canfield Fisher

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Birthday
17, 1879
Birthplace
Lawrence, KS
Death Date
Nov 9, 1958 (79)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
17, 1879
Birthplace
Lawrence, KS
Death Date
Nov 9, 1958 (79)

About

An influential educational reformer and bestselling author, she published such novels as Understood Betsy (1917) and Seasoned Timber (1939). An advocate of the Montessori Method of education, she published several non-fiction works on the topic.

Before Fame

She was studying in Rome in 1911 when a visit to several of the children's schools run by Maria Montessori inspired her to replicate Montessori's method in the U.S.

Trivia

She wrote numerous columns for publications such as The Outlook and Harper's Bazaar.

Family Life

She was born in Lawrence, Kansas. Her father, James Hulme Canfield, was president of Ohio State University.

Associated With

She was named by Eleanor Roosevelt as one of the ten most influential women in the United States.