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Jennie De La Montagnie Lozier 1841 ~ 1915

 

Physician and president of the Sorosis Club, of New York City, where she was born. Her father was William de la Montagnie, Junior. Her ancestors were Huguenot French. She is a graduate of Rutger's Female Institute, now Rutger's Female College, which conferred upon her in 1891 the degree of Doctor of Science. She received a very thorough and liberal education and traveled extensively after leaving school. When but nineteen years of age she was instructor in the languages and literature of Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Michigan, and was later chosen vice-principal of the women's department of this college. In 1873 she married Doctor A. W. Lozier, of New York City. Her interest in medicine was brought about through her mother-in-law, Doctor Clemence S. Lozier, who was founder and for twenty-five years dean of the New York Medical College and Hospital for Women.

Mrs. Lozier graduated from this college after her first child was born and was made professor of physiology in that institution serving also on the hospital staff. Before retiring from her professorship she was invited to address the Sorosis Club on physical culture. She soon became a member and prominent in the councils of this club. She is a cultured woman, brainy, broad-minded, and forceful speaker. She served on the various important committees of the Sorosis Club and in 1891 was elected president of this organization and re-elected in 1892.

In this year she was sent as a delegate to the council of the Women's Federation of Clubs held in Chicago, reading before this gathering an able paper on "Educational Influences of Women's Clubs." In 1889 she was sent to represent the New York Medical Club and Hospital for Women in the International Homeopathic Congress in Paris, before which she read a paper in French on the "Medical Education of Women in the United States." She has been the president of the Emerson and Avon Clubs. Was a member of the Association for the Advancement of Women and also the "Patria Club." She has read papers of great merit before the various literary and reform associations of New York City and the United States.

She always speaks for the liberal and thorough education of women not only in art and music but also in chemistry, social economics, psychology, pedagogy, and physiology. Mrs. Lozier has exerted a wide influence among the club women of this country and occupies a commanding position in the fields open to women for advancement in social, literary and general culture.

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Source: The Part Taken by Women in American History, By Mrs. John A. Logan, Published by The Perry-Nalle Publishing Company, Wilmington, Delaware, 1912.

 

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