McKinney, Mary Emma, 1887
Mary McKinney was born in Iola, Kansas, on April 2, 1887. She received her A.B. and M.A. from the University of Kansas and her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1931. She also received a diploma from the American Academy in Rome, Italy. Her degrees were in Latin, Greek, German and French. As a student, Mary was awarded membership in Phi Beta Kappa.
Mary taught at Arkansas State Teachers College from 1931 to 1942. During one school year she did research at the Library of Congress on medieval Latin. The research resulted in the publication of her translation of The Saxon Poet’s Life of Charles the Great. She came to Albion College in 1944 as an assistant professor of classics. After her retirement in 1955, Mary taught at Austin College in Sherman, Texas, where she established a classics department. After her second retirement, she spent her remaining life in Iola.
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.