Agnes Meyer Driscoll

Agnes Meyer Driscoll (HM2055)

Location: Westerville, OH 43081 Franklin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 7.38', W 82° 55.824'

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The house at this address, 110 South State Street, was the childhood home of Agnes Meyer Driscoll (1889- 1971). Known as "the first lady of naval cryptology," her career spanned from World War I to the Cold War. Driscoll attended Otterbein University before graduating from the Ohio State University, with majors in physics, math, music and foreign languages. During World War I, she enlisted in the U.S. Navy as a civilian yeoman, the highest rank possible for a woman at the time. After the war, Driscoll rose to become the chief civilian cryptanalyst for the U.S. Navy, breaking major Imperial Japanese Navy codes prior to World War II.

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Before and during World War II, Driscoll's code breaking efforts compelled the redesign of the North Carolina class of American battleships, gained advantages that would help win the Battle of Midway, and, overall, compromised Imperial Japan's naval operations. She was also recruited to help break the German Enigma code system. After the war, Driscoll worked on projects involving the Soviet Union for the Armed Forces Security Agency, later the National Security Agency, until she retired in 1959. Known as "Miss Aggie" or "Madame X," she is interred at Arlington National Cemetery and was inducted into the National Security
Hall of Fame in 2000.
HM NumberHM2055
Year Placed2017
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 335512 N 4443195
Decimal Degrees40.12300000, -82.93040000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 7.38', W 82° 55.824'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 7' 22.8" N, 82° 55' 49.44" W
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Area Code(s)614
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 108-110 OH-3, Westerville OH 43081, US
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