“Three things tell a man: his eyes, his friends and his favorite quotes.”
Ruth Benedict (American Scientist)
Date of Birth:
June 5, 1887
Date of Death:
September 17, 1948
Ruth Benedict was an American anthropologist.
She was born in New York City, and attended Vassar College, graduating in 1909. She entered graduate studies at Columbia University in 1919, studying under Franz Boas, receiving her PhD and joining the faculty in 1923. Margaret Mead, with whom she may have shared a romantic relationship, and Marvin Opler were among her students and colleagues.