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Ingalls, Dorothy Engle, 1900
    Died 1978

Dorothy was born in Denver, Colorado, on April 12, 1900. She received her A.B. from the University of Denver in 1922, her A.M. in 1924 from the University of Illinois, and her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1940. Her field was chemistry.

She came to Albion College in 1925, teaching chemistry until her retirement in 1965. Her father had once taught at Albion College and both parents were Albion graduates. Her father and brother were also both chemists.

Dorothy married Dr. E. E. Ingalls, a professor of mathematics at Albion College, in 1950. She served as president of the Faculty Women’s League and was a member of Entre Nous Club, Pi Beta Phi, and Sigma Xi. She was listed in Who’s Who of American Women. In 1976, she was honored with an AAUW named grant.

After retiring, the Ingallses spent their summers in their cabin in the Rocky Mountains at Estes Park, Colorado. Her hobbies included weaving, which she always hoped to have more time for, and traveling. She died in Greeley, Colorado, in 1978. Dorothy was a beloved teacher and many of her former students and colleagues remember her fondly.

Source: Albion Public Library, Local History Room

From: Albion AAUW. Some Notable Women of the Albion Area. Albion, Michigan: American Association of University Women. 1998.