Lucy B. Patterson HOF

Lucy Patterson
2000 HALL OF FAME WINNER Lucy B. Patterson (1871 – 1930) Patterson was born near Piqua and was one of the very few women in the 1890’s to receive a bachelor’s degree and then continue on with graduate work in literature at Columbia University. She was an English teacher for thirty-five years, taking charge of the upper level High School English classes in 1906. In 1919, she was the founding president of the YWCA, serving eight years in that position. She was also one of the founders of the local Story Teller’s League.