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Born on April 25, 1907, Muriel Simonson graduated from Medford High School, Medford, MA, in 1924. The first woman in her family to go to college, Muriel was one of only two Medford freshmen at Jackson College in the fall of 1924. The Simonsons, a middle-class Medford family, lived on 23 and 26 Dudley Street, Medford, Massachusetts. Her father, Wilmot A. Simonson, was a traveling salesman selling fruit drink-mixes, biscuits, and Mrs. Simonson's Lemon Merengue Pies. Like many of her Jackson classmates, Muriel went on to excel in all areas while studying at Jackson College, Tufts' coordinate college for women established in 1910: academics, theater, voice, and theater production, as a sorority member, as a student leader, and as an athlete.
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