More photos of Katharine Dexter McCormick A crusader for social change by MIT News Staff February 22, 2011 Katharine Dexter McCormick was one of the first women to study in MIT’s biology research lab. Suffragists Mrs. Stanley McCormick and Mrs. Charles Parker, April 22, 1913. A leader in the National American Woman Suffrage Association, McCormick (at left) took part in a 1917 suffrage march in Chicago. Mrs. Stanley McCormick, (1929?). Mrs. Stanley McCormick, undated Katharine Dexter McCormick speaking at the dedication of McCormick Hall at MIT on October 7, 1963.