Marguerite S. Wright

Honored by:The Dubuque League of Women Voters
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Marguerite Wright was selected by the League of Women Voters of Dubuque to be honored as our longest continuously active member of our League having joined in 1948 just four years after the local League was organized. More importantly however than her long service to League was the variety of roles she assumed in League and the skill in which they were undertaken. She served on nominating committees chaired Legislative Research Committees served on the Board and as vice president at least four times demonstrated how to use voting machines and helped conduct candidate forums. She lent her support and efforts for school reorganization the establishment of a sewage disposal plant a bond issue for the industrial park and another for a new fire station. National and international concerns were however her chief interests among her many League activities. Studies and lobbying efforts for free trade around the world and for the admission of mainland China to the United Nations were two issues of special interest for her. Whether working on local state or national issues Margie worked with enthusiasm and her fine intellect to bring about changes she and the League believed in. Although the Dubuque League is proud to recognize the role Marguerite has planned in our local League we would be remiss if we failed to take note of her many other contributions to this community. Her education as an attorney gave her expertise as she served on the board of Mercy Hospital for a number of years and worked with them on fund development. Because she was always interested in women's issues she gave generously of her time to working with girls and women in Girl Scouting. She was also an active member of the board of the Visiting Nurses. She personally formed the THERESIANS an international Catholic Women's organization the goal of which is "Women in Support of Women Through Spiritual Values." For many years she also served on the Archdiocesan Board for her church. Marguerite was supported in her community involvement by her husband Eugene and instilled in each of her six children the importance of women's issues and contributions women can make to their community in whatever role they choose. We are proud to recognize Marguerite not only for her many contributions to League but for the role model she has provided for- those of us in League and for the women of our community. Carrie Chapman Catt would have been proud of her! 5/9/95