Lillian Moller Gilbreth

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Birthday
24, 1878
Birthplace
California
Death Date
Jan 2, 1972 (93)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
24, 1878
Birthplace
California
Death Date
Jan 2, 1972 (93)

About

American psychologist and industrial engineer known for her work in time and motion study. She is considered the first industrial/organizational psychologist.

Before Fame

She got her Ph.D in industrial psychology from Brown University in 1915, becoming one of the first female engineers to do so.

Trivia

The books Cheaper by the Dozen and Belles on Their Toes were written by her children and detail their family life and how they applied their study to their family's daily life.

Family Life

She married Frank Bunker Gilbreth in 1904, and they eventually had thirteen children.

Associated With

She was played by actress Myrna Loy in the film adaptation of Cheaper By the Dozen.

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