Dr.Lillian Moller Gilbreth
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Dr. Lillian Evelyn Moller Gilbreth (May 24, 1878 - January 2, 1972) was a pioneering woman engineer, considered to be the 'Mother of Modern Management,' as well as a psychologist, lecturer and businesswoman.

Early Years

Born Lillie Evelyn Moller (the granddaughter of Frederick Delger) in Oakland, California, Moller began in public elementary school at the age of 9, then attended Oakland High School, graduating in May 1896 with exemplary grades.

She went on to attend the University of California, Berkeley where she earned her Bachelor's degree in 1900, and a Master's in 1902, both in Literature.

On October 19, 1904 Lillian (who had changed her first name from 'Lillie' while in college) married Frank Bunker Gilbreth in Oakland.

In 1915 Moller received her doctorate in psychology from Brown University.

Family Life


Notable Career




Books and Movies

"Cheaper by the Dozen" and "Belles on Their Toes" tells of family life.

Links and References

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