Margaret Jones Wilson

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Margaret Wilson was born and raised in the Aberdeen Gardens area of Hampton. She graduated for Phenix High School in 1957 and continued her education at Cortez Peters College in Washington, DC.  Margaret traveled extensively abroad and in the States as a military wife and mother of two sons. While abroad she became very active with military families who were in need of medical treatment, food,and child care. Margaret helped start an International Wives Club and assisted several foreign born wives in receiving US citizenship. Returning to the United States Margaret was appointed Black Employment Manager for the Air Force Civilian Personnel at the Pentagon. She was later hired as the Special Emphasis Program Manager for the 11th Wing Headquarters Air Force where she was responsible for ensuring that minorities were treated equally and fairly for job promotions. She also served as the Disability Coordinator for Air Force civilian personnel at the Pentagon. After returning to Hampton, she became actively involved in the Aberdeen Gardens Historic and Civic Association. She became chairperson of the Aberdeen Gardens Annual Heritage Day and later became   Vice-President and President of the Historical Foundation of Aberdeen Gardens, Inc. Board of Directors. Margaret is currently the chairperson of the Hampton Electoral Board, a Tax Aide for AARP,and a dedicated member of Ivy Baptist Church.

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