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Dr. Aurelia Henry Reinhardt (April 1, 1877 – January 28, 1948) was an educator and activist. She was president of Mills College for more than 25 years from 1916 to 1943, and she was the first female moderator of the American Unitarian Association.

She was also an advocate for the creation of the East Bay Regional Park District, and was one of the civic leaders elected to the Park District’s first Board of Directors in 1934. Originally a 500 acre grove in Redwood Regional Park had been named for her, but the name disappeared from maps in the 1960s. In 2019, the entire park was renamed Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park in her memory. 2,3

Links and References

  1. Aurelia H. Reinhardt on Wikipedia
  2. Redwood Regional Park Renamed After First Female Park District Board Member Dr. Aurelia Henry Reinhardt
  3. Why Redwood Regional Park Has a New Name Save The Redwoods League