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Goldie Printis Horton

September 4, 1887 - May 11, 1972

Born in Athens, Texas. Received her B.A. in 1908 from the University of Texas, then taught high school for one year. Earned an M.A. degree from Smith College in 1910 and taught high school again from 1910 to 1912. She studied at Byrn Mawr from 1912-1913. In 1917, she became the first woman to receive the Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Texas. Her dissertation, written under the direction of Milton Porter, was on "Functions of Limited Variation and Lebesgue Integrals" [Abstract]. Upon graduation she was appointed an instructor in mathematics at the University of Texas and was promoted to assistant professor in 1926. In 1934 Porter and Horton published a book on analytic geometry. That same year they also married. Horton retired from teaching in 1966, six years after her husband's death.

Publications by Goldie Horton:


  1. American Men of Sciences, 7th Edition, Jacques Cattell, Editor, Science Press, 1944.
  2. Author Profile at zbMath
  3. Mathematics Genealogy Project