19th-century Rhode Islander who was the first woman in U.S. history earn a Ph.D. in 1881.
She became an educator at Swarthmore College in 1869 after studying at the school.
She earned her Ph.D. in Greek from Boston University.
Her husband, Andrew D. White, passed away in 1918.
She went against Susan B. Anthony by publicly denouncing the women's suffrage movement in 1913.