1855-1902
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February 21, 1855, Collinsville, New York.

December 6, 1902, Paris, France.

Wellesley College Columbarium, Wellesley, Massachusetts.

Alice was the daughter of James Warren Freeman and Elizabeth Josephine Higley, and wife of George Herbert Palmer.

Best remembered as an educator, she graduated from the University of Michigan in 1876. She served as head of the history department at Wellesley College (1879), then president (1881-87) and trustee (from 1888) of Wellesley, on the Massachusetts state board of education (1899), Dean of Women at the University of Chicago (1892-95), a director of the World Columbian Exposition, and president of the Association of Collegiate Alumnae (American Association of University Women).

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