Mary Line Todd (1897-1973)

Mary Line Todd was born on June 15, 1897 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. She attended the Peabody Conservatory, where she joined Chi Omega, and later became a teacher in the Carlisle School District. On June 6, 1950, she married Glenn E. Todd, a prominent Carlisle businessman as well as a graduate and trustee of Dickinson College, where she was employed in the College Bookstore. She worked as head of the College Bookstore, which was then located in the basement of the Alumni Gymnasium, from 1948 until 1954. She was also a life member of the General Alumni Association at Dickinson.

The Todds were prominent in the Carlisle community. In addition to her husband's many and varied activities, Mary Todd attended the First United Church of Christ and became a member of the Mary Dickinson Club, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and of the Carlisle Hospital Auxiliary. In 1972, she and her husband donated $100,000 towards a total pledge of $400,000 in order to endow the Glenn E. and Mary L. Todd Chair. On July 4 of the following year, her husband passed away, and less than three months later, on September 23, 1973, Mary Todd died at Carlisle Hospital.

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