Anne Harvey Sexton, Poet and Pulitzer Prize-Winner

Anne Sexton

“Rogers Hall produced many distinguished alumnae.  Among them, Anne Harvey Sexton, a 1947 graduate, was later awarded the Pulitzer price for poetry.  Dr. Mona Meehan went on to become the first female chief of staff appointed to a US hospital at St. John’s Hospital, now part of Saints Medical Center.  And, Edith Nourse Rogers, no relation to the founding Rogers family, served the Massachusetts Fifth District as a congresswoman for 35 years after her husband died in office in 1925. At its peak enrollment in 1955, Rogers Hall had more than 100 students.” (for more on Rogers Hall, see Forgotten New England online)

 

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