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Dr. Martha Euphemia Rosalie Lofton Haynes was the first African-American female Mathematician. Her father was a dentist and investor, and her mother was active in the Catholic Church. She preferred to be called Euphemia rather than Martha, and received her B.A in Mathematics from Smith College. She minored in psychology. She received her masters degree in education from the University of Chicago and her Ph.D in mathematics from The Catholic University in Washington