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Name:    Wilson, Margaret Bush
Profession:  Other
Category:  African-American Experience, Human and Social Services, Politics and Government
Description:    Margaret Bush Wilson was born in St. Louis, graduated from Sumner high School with honors, received her B.A. in economics from Talledega University in Alabama and her L.L.B. from Lincoln University Law School in St. Louis. She served as assistant attorney general of Missouri; legal services specialist for the Missouri Technical Assistance Office, War on Poverty; acting deputy director of the St. Louis Model City Agency; instructor of Civil Procedure, CLEO Institute St. Louis University School of Law, and past president of the St. Louis NAACP.

In 1975 she became the first black woman to chair the NAACP national board of directors. Her other board and committee memberships include Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York; the Monsanto Company; Washington University; and the Mutual Real Estate Investment Trust.

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