Jane Jones Mackey | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 89 Issue 29 | p. 37 | Obituaries
Issue Date: July 18, 2011

Jane Jones Mackey

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Jane Jones Mackey, 86, a chemical engineer, died in Cartersville, Ga., on April 25.

The Nashville native earned a bachelor’s in chemistry in 1944 at Vanderbilt University. The following year, Mackey received a bachelor’s in chemical engineering, thereby becoming the first female graduate of Vanderbilt’s School of Engineering.

She joined the Tennessee Valley Authority in fertilizer testing and development and was TVA’s first woman engineer. After marrying coworker James S. Mackey in 1956, nepotism rules . . .

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