Captain USNR Mildred Helen McAfee Horton

Title: Captain USNR
Prename: Mildred Helen
Surname: McAfee Horton
Name of birth: McAfee
Profession: College president, navy-captain
Birthday: 05/12/1900
Place of birth: Parkville, MO
Date of death: 09/02/1994
Place of death: Randolph, NH
Married since: 1945
Married to: Dr. Douglas Horton
Profession husband: Minister, dean of Divinity School, Harvard University
Education: 1920 B.A. Vassar College; 1928 M.A. University of Chicago
Career: 1920–23 teaches in Missouri elementary and middle schools; 1923–26 acting professor of economics and sociology, Tusculum College, Greenville, TN; 1926–32 dean of women, Centre College, Danville, KY; 1932–34 executive secretary, Associate Alumnae of Vassar College; 1934–36 dean of women, Oberlin College; 1936–42 president of Wellesley College; 1942 director of WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service, initially as Lieutenant Commander of the Naval Reserve, from 1943 as Captain); 1945–48 again president of Wellesley College
Memberships: American Association of University Women (AAUW); 1963–74 president of the Board of Trustees of the University of New Hampshire; Navy Distinguished Service Medal; American Campaign Medal; World War II Victory Medal
Biographical literature: “Miss Mac,” *Time*, March 12, 1945; obituary, *Boston Globe*, September 3, 1994
Major works: *Modern Education and Human Values* (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh, 1954)