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M. Cohn (1929-2016)

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 12:00

Nov. 7, 1929 - Dec. 1, 2016
Margaret "Peggy" Cohn (nee Foreman), age 87, died on Dec. 1, 2016, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Born in Jacksonville, Illinois, Peggy earned her AB in biology from Illinois College and her MS from the University of Washington, pursuing research in Lake Washington and Haller Lake, despite the insistence of her male colleagues that zoology was not an appropriate field for a woman. While at the University of Washington, she also spent time at the Friday Harbor Labs on San Juan Island and at the University of Montana Flathead Lake Biological Station at Yellow Bay. She was a colleague of Alan Kohn's and former student under Tommy Edmondson, both Emertius Faculty in UW Biology.


Read her full obituary in the Athens Messanger.