McKay, Martha C. (Martha Clampitt), 1920-2009

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Martha C. McKay, women's rights activist, Democratic Party leader, and economist, was born in Winchester, Mass., in 1920. She received her B.A. in Economics in 1941 from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

From the description of Martha C. McKay papers, 1971-1992 [manuscript]. WorldCat record id: 37812516

Martha Clampitt McKay was born in Winchester, Mass., on 16 May 1920. She is the daughter of Robert Hamilton Clampitt and Cornelia Morrison Clampitt. she married Herbert Stacy McKay in 1941. Their children are Alexander Stacy McKay, Bryan McNeil McKay (deceased), and Anna Katherine McKay. Martha McKay received her B.A. in Economics in 1941 from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and was a member of Alpha Delta Pi.

McKay's political and governmental positions include the following: precinct committeman of the North Carolina Democratic Party, 1950-1975; secretary for the Precinct Democratic Committee, 1950-1960; member of the Sixth Congressional District Legislature Committee, 1960-1962; member of the North Carolina Democratic Executive Committee, 1960-1964; member of the Democratic National Committee, 1960-1964; delegate to the Democratic National Convention, 1964 and 1972; chairwoman of the Policy Council, National Women's Political Caucus, 1972; member 1972-1974; chairwoman of the North Carolina Women's Political Caucus, 1972-1974; assistant secretary for the Department of Administration, State of North Carolina, 1981-1985; co-manager of the Director of Finance to Terry Sanford for U.S. Senate; Special Assistant to Senator Sanford, 1987-1991; member of the Pinellas County (Fla.) Democratic Executive Committee, currently.

Martha McKay's business and professional positions include the following: member of the Comptroller's staff, North Carolina Shipbuilders, 1942-1945; owner of accounting and food service business, 1952-1965; assistant to the Executive Director of the North Carolina Fund, 1966-1967; Director of Special Projects for the North Carolina Manpower Development Corporation, 1967-1968; President of McKay & Associates, 1970- ; Adjunct Professor, Fuqua School of Business of Duke University, 1984; management consultant, currently.

Martha McKay currently resides in St. Petersburg, Fla.

From the guide to the Martha C. McKay Papers, 1971-1992., (Southern Historical Collection)

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Birth 1920

Death 2009-12-14



Ark ID: w6c57r15

SNAC ID: 71195818