Education: Goucher's Sixth

John Franklin Goucher had the meager salary of a Methodist minister to live on, but the girl he had decided to marry happened to be rich. "Young man," her father demanded, "do you want to marry my daughter for her money?" "No, sir," replied Goucher, "but I certainly could find a use for it."

He did. In 1885 he became a founder and later the second president of the Woman's College of Baltimore, and he and his wife spent much of their fortune building its campus. It was the first accredited women's college below...

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