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Mina Spiegel Rees was born on August 2 1902 in Cleveland Ohio At this time Theodore Roosevelt had been the president for approximately a year Shortly after her birth the Rees moved to New York City where Mina grew up and attended public school She spent her teenage years going to the Hunter College High School where she graduated valedictorian in 1919 After high school Mina went on to Hunter College there she majored in mathematics graduating summa cum laude in 1923 Mina was very lucky to be able to go to college because of the womens suffrage going on at this time During this period she was also holding down a part-time job teaching for the mathematics department in the college Following Rees graduation she taught at the Hunter College High School all the while working on her masters degree at Columbia University At the time she got an interview for Mathematical People in which they quoted her for saying that she unofficially heard that the Columbia mathematics department was really not interested in having women candidates for PhDs Disappointed she settled for her MA degree in 1925 and accepted a position as an instructor of mathematics at the Hunter College Rees still intended to get her PhD so with a little help form a sabbatical at Hunter she went to the University of Chicago in 1929 to study with Leonard Dickson Mina Rees received her PhD in 1931 with a thesis on Division algebras associated with an equation whose group has four generators published in American Journal of Mathematics In 1940 Rees returned to the pedagogues at Hunter College as an assistant professor and was later promoted to associate professor In the midst of World war ll she took a leave of absence from Hunter to work as a technical aide and executive assistant with the Applied Mathematics Panel in the Office of Scientific Research and Development This panel would assist
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