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Talk on Madame X: Alice Meyer Driscoll

Alice Meyer Driscoll - Talk - Franklinton Historical Society - Columbus Ohio

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Madame X: Alice Meyer Driscoll

at 6:30 on Wednesday, Sept 20

at the Franklinton Historical Society

Alice Meyer Driscoll (1889-1971) moved to Westerville with her family when she was six.  If anyone told her, while she was growing up, that women didn’t have a head for math, she didn’t listen.  From early in her college career at Otterbein and then at The Ohio State University, she pursued technical and scientific studies.   Fluent in English, French, German, Latin, and Japanese, she also studied statistics and music.  Ms. Meyer was the U.S. Navy’s principal star cryptanalyst and was especially good at decoding the emerging machine technology of the era.

Hear Travis Risner of Westerville explain her life, her career, and why history overlooked her.

About the Franklinton Historical Society

The purpose of the Franklinton Historical Society is to: encourage the preservation and restoration of historical structures, collect, preserve and display memorabilia and historical items, educate, share information and promote interest in Franklinton history; encourage community involvement, both residential and business; cooperate with other organizations interested in Franklinton; nurture a sense of pride in the Franklinton Area.

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