Marjorie Lee Browne
Name: Marjorie Lee Browne
Occupation: Miscellaneous
Gender: Female
Birth Day: September 9, 1914
Death Date: October 19, 1979(1979-10-19) (aged 65)
Durham, North Carolina
Age: Aged 65
Birth Place: Memphis, United States
Zodiac Sign: Libra

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Marjorie Lee Browne

Marjorie Lee Browne was born on September 9, 1914 in Memphis, United States (65 years old). Marjorie Lee Browne is a Miscellaneous, zodiac sign: Libra. Nationality: United States. Approx. Net Worth: Undisclosed.

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# Name Relationship Net Worth Salary Age Occupation
#1 Mary Taylor Lee Parents N/A N/A N/A
#2 Lawrence Johnson Lee Parents N/A N/A N/A

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As per our current Database, Marjorie Lee Browne died on October 19, 1979(1979-10-19) (aged 65)
Durham, North Carolina.


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Marjorie Lee Browne was born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1914. Her mother died when she was only two years old and she was raised by her stepmother and her father, Lawrence Johnson Lee. Her father, a railway postal clerk, was also a "math wizard" who shared his passion for mathematics with his children. She attended LeMoyne High School, a private Methodist school started after the Civil War to offer education for African Americans. She won the Memphis city women's tennis singles championship while she was in high school.


She attended Howard University, majoring in mathematics and graduating cumlaude in 1935. After receiving her bachelor's degree, she taught high school and college for a short term, including at Gilbert Academy in New Orleans.


She then applied to the University of Michigan graduate program in mathematics. Michigan accepted African Americans, while many other US educational institutions did not at the time. After working full-time at the historically black Wiley College in Marshall, Texas, and attending Michigan only during the summer, Browne's work paid off and she received a teaching fellowship at Michigan, attending full-time and completing her dissertation in 1949. Her dissertation, "Studies of One Parameter Subgroups of Certain Topological and Matrix Groups," was supervised by George Yuri Rainich. She was one of the first African-American women in the US to earn a doctorate in mathematics, along with Evelyn Boyd Granville, who also earned a Ph.D. in 1949. Euphemia Haynes was the very first African-American woman in the US to earn a doctorate in mathematics, having earned hers in 1943.


Throughout her career, Browne worked to help gifted mathematics students, educating them and offering them financial support to pursue higher education. Notable students included Joseph Battle, William Fletcher, Asamoah Nkwanta, and Nathan Simms. She established summer institutes to provide continuing education in mathematics for high school teachers. In 1974 she was awarded the first W. W. Rankin Memorial Award from the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics for her work with mathematics education.


Marjorie Lee Browne died of a heart attack in Durham, North Carolina, on October 19, 1979. After her death, four of her students established the Marjorie Lee Brown Trust Fund at North Carolina Central University which sponsors the Marjorie Lee Browne Scholarship and the Marjorie Lee Browne Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series. Since 1999, the Mathematics Department at the University of Michigan has hosted the Marjorie Lee Browne Colloquium, which annually brings a speaker "to present a talk that highlights their research but also addresses the issue of diversity in the sciences."

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