Born: Stanislaus County, California, May 14, 1878.
Died: Mar. 10, 1944.
Daughter of Charles and Caroline (Madsen) Williams; grad. State Normal Sch., San Jose, Calif., 1901; A.B., Stanford Univ., 1907, A.M., 1908, Ph.D., 1914; studied U. of Chicago. Teacher pub. schs. 6 yrs.; instr. history, Stanford, 1913, 14, Wellesley, 1914-15; asst. prof. history, Goucher Coll., 1915-19, asso. prof., 1919-20. prof., 1920-40, prof. emeritus since 1940. Special investigator for Honduras in connection with mediation by U.S. Dept. State of Honduranean-Guatemalan and Honduranean-Nicaraguan boundary disputes, 1918-19. Member Am. Hist. Assn. (exec. council 1922-26; sec. Latin-Am. Conf., 1923-34), com. on Latin-Am. Studies, U.S. Nat. Com. on Inter-Am. Intellectual Cooperation, Am. Assn. Univ. Women, Nat. Com. for Columbus Memorial Lighthouse, U.S. Dept. of State Sub-com. on Inter-Am. Fellowships and Professorships, 1938-40. Member Nat. Woman's Party, Pan-Am. League, Women's Internat. League for Peace and Freedom. (mem. Nat. Bd. 4 yrs.). Unitarian. Club: Stanford Women's. Author: Anglo-American Isthmian Diplomacy (1815-1915), 1914 (awarded Justin Winsor Prize by Am. Hist. Assn.); Cousin-Hunting in Scandinavia, 1916; Social Scandinavia in the Viking Age, 1920; The People and Politics of Latin America, 1930, 2d edit., 1938; Dom Pedro the Magnanimous, Second Emperor of Brazil, 1937; also Biography of John Middleton Clayton in American Secretaries of State and Their Diplomacy, 1928. Made spl. ednl. survey of Latin America for Am. Assn. Univ. Women, 1926-27. Contbr. to Dictionary of Am. Biography, Ency. of the Social Sciences, Dictionary of Am. History, also to maps. and ednl. and hist. reviews. Mem. bd. editors Hispanic-Am. Hist. Review, 1927-33, Equal Rights (Independent Feminist Weekly), 1935-36. Home: 752 Guinda St., Palo Alto, Calif.
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