(1904 – 1988)
Margaret Isabella Campbell, a native of Selma, Alabama, received a B.S. degree from Alabama College, Montevallo, Alabama, in 1932. She received her M.S. degree from the University of Tennessee in 1940.
Ms. Campbell had a varied career. She began teaching Biology and Home Economics in Grove Hill, Alabama, in 1932. After two years, she moved to Wetumpka, Alabama, as a Home Economics teacher, and in 1937, she worked on a Coffee County project for one year. From 1938 to 1943, she taught at Tuscaloosa Senior High School.
Ms. Campbell began her Extension career in Arkansas and served as Home Demonstration Agent in Bradley and Lee counties from 1943 to 1950. She became Home Demonstration Agent in Baldwin County in 1950, and in 1955, she left Alabama and served as Home Demonstration Agent in Lake Charles, Louisiana, for one year. She returned to Alabama in 1956 and was appointed Home Demonstration Agent in Autauga County, where she remained until her retirement in 1969.
Friends and coworkers had high praise for her work in Autauga County and cited her leadership and dedication in the 4-H and community development programs. One of her coworkers said Ms. Campbell was loved and respected by all who knew her.
In honor of her concern for the welfare of people wherever she worked, the name Margaret Isabella Campbell is inscribed on the dedicatory plaque of the Extension Memorial Chapel.
Chapel Plaque Inscription Number: 238