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Agnes Irwin

Agnes Irwin (December 30, 1841 – December 5, 1914) was an American educator, best known as the first dean of Radcliffe College from 1894–1909 and as the principal of the West Penn Square Seminary for Young Ladies in Philadelphia, later renamed, in her honor, the Agnes Irwin School,[1] from 1869-1894. Today, The Agnes Irwin School continues to be a leader in girls' education with 700 girls enrolled in grades PreK-12. The school is currently located in suburban Rosemont, Pennsylvania, 10 miles west of Philadelphia.

She was born in Vice President of the United States, serving under James K. Polk.

With Sarah Butler (Mrs. Owen J.) Wister, she was the editor of Worthy Women of Our First Century (1877).

She died of pneumonia in Philadelphia in 1914.

She was the subject of a 1934 biography by Agnes Repplier.

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  1. ^ The Agnes Irwin School - http://www.agnesirwin.org

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