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Margaret McCall ’31

Margaret McCall ’31, September 28, 1999, in Portland. She earned a master’s degree in English and history from the University of Oregon in 1935 and was a substitute teacher in Portland Public Schools for many years. She was also a real estate investor and a writer of short stories, poems and articles for several magazines, including Youth Companion. In 1957, she entered and won the Freedom Foundation Essay Contest, receiving a $1,000 prize. She continued to enter and win various other contests, and in 1982 she won a $15,000 prize in the French’s Prize Recipes Contest. Survivors include a cousin, Kathryn McCall Turner ’40, and two longtime companions.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 2000

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