March 16, 2009

Another Vassar Connection

The latest Vassar connection to the Obama administration is Dr. Margaret Hamburg who was named Food and Drug Association commissioner a few days ago...

Hamburg's mother was the first African American woman to attend Vassar.

Not the most direct connection, but still noteworthy. We'll take what we can get after what happened to Nancy Killefer '75.

1 comment:

Cathy Lunn said...

I'm just not sure the math adds up on this one. Even if Dr. Hamburgh's mother was 30 years old when she gave birth, that would make mom a graduate of 1948 or so. Dr. June Jackson Christmas is a member of the class of 1945-4, and Anita Hemmings graduated in 1897 though she was apparently passing for white.
http://www.aavc.vassar.edu/vq/issues/Winter_2001