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Margaret Hollister, 99

Washington, DC


"I am so happy for my granddaughters and great-granddaughters"


  • Born April 1917 in New York, NY

  • Grew up in China, where her parents were Presbyterian missionaries

  • Was a teacher and social worker for many years, retiring in her mid-80s

  • Wrote a memoir, Inheriting China, and her family's papers are in the Library of Congress

  • Speaks Mandarin Chinese

  • Still lives in her Capitol Hill home

  • Two sons, three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren


"I am so happy for my granddaughters and great-granddaughters. I was raised in China at a time when the women of that country were not acknowledged and valued. But being able to vote for a woman for U.S. president means that women all over the world will eventually be more acknowledged and valued."

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