Margaret Floy

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Margaret Floy was born in New York City, New York back in 1871 to Francis and Elizabeth. She was the only child so to pass time she read, long before she started school. In school, she learned French and German. In 1886, she graduated from high school at 15.   She entered Vassar College in Poughkeepsie graduating in 1891.

She continued her education at Cornell, however during that time Cornell hadn’t acknowledged the admission of females, so she earned her Master’s degree from Vassar.

After graduation, she went to work for Wells College in Aurora, New York. She stayed there 6 years before moving to Cornell working in the laboratories. In 1903, she returned to Vassar where she remained for the rest of her life. She suffered a stroke in 1937, never fully recovering she died in 1939, she was 68.

What you may not know about Margaret Floy Washburn is that she was the first woman to be granted a PhD in psychology. In 2002, she was ranked as the 88th, most cited psychologist of the 20th Century.

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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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Maybe they should be quoting Margaret instead of Freud more often!

Oct 27, 2018 04:25 AM #1
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Not an area I know much about other than they tend to say I am cuckoo!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Oct 27, 2018 04:33 AM #2
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray that's sad to read Margaret Floy Washburn died at such a young age.... she was obviously a leader in that field for future women whose focus was psychology....and no one ever mentions her name!

Oct 27, 2018 04:52 AM #3
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Liking you series of first women lately! Always nice to be introduced to pioneers. Enjoy your day!

Oct 27, 2018 05:26 AM #4
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Good morning James - thanks for another biography of a woman pioneer.

Oct 27, 2018 05:28 AM #5
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. I really liked this one. Great read extraordinary woman.

Oct 27, 2018 05:33 AM #6
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

It is always great to celebrate women who overcame adversity and acheived success regardless of obstacles.

Oct 27, 2018 07:04 AM #7
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Finishing high school at the age of 15 is quite an accomplishment, another very interesting person that we get to learn about.

Oct 27, 2018 08:42 AM #8
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Just plain WOW James Dray 

Oct 27, 2018 09:03 AM #9
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- she certainly was accomplished!  I wish that we had learned more about her when I was in grad school.

Oct 27, 2018 03:30 PM #10
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Loved this story, reminded me of the days when I used to know many Vassar students since they loved to come up to USMA for the dances and the mixers, Endre

Oct 27, 2018 03:56 PM #11
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray - That is quite a profile!  She was quite the woman.

Oct 27, 2018 07:07 PM #12
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Loved Margaret Floy's story, James! Another amazing woman pioneer in her profession!

Oct 28, 2018 08:49 AM #13
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

A life cut too short James Dray but Margaret Floy contributed so much!

Oct 28, 2018 08:00 PM #14
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Another strike at the glass ceiling by an amazing scholar !

Oct 29, 2018 01:43 AM #15
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

James, my major was Psychology and I found your post on Margaret Floy Washburn interesting.

Oct 30, 2018 04:40 AM #16
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