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Margaret Rose Sanford (Margaret Rose Knight) was born on 6 June, 1918 in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, U.S., is a teacher. Discover Margaret Rose Sanford's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is She in this year and how She spends money? Also learn how She earned most of networth at the age of 88 years old?
|Popular As||Margaret Rose Knight|
|Age||88 years old|
|Born||6 June 1918|
|Birthplace||Hopkinsville, Kentucky, U.S.|
|Date of death||(2006-08-26)|
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Who Is Margaret Rose Sanford's Husband?
Her husband is Terry Sanford
Margaret Rose Sanford Net Worth
Her net worth has been growing significantly in 2022-2023. So, how much is Margaret Rose Sanford worth at the age of 88 years old? Margaret Rose Sanford’s income source is mostly from being a successful teacher. She is from Kentucky. We have estimated Margaret Rose Sanford's net worth , money, salary, income, and assets.
|Net Worth in 2023||$1 Million - $5 Million|
|Salary in 2023||Under Review|
|Net Worth in 2022||Pending|
|Salary in 2022||Under Review|
|Source of Income||teacher|
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Sanford died on August 26, 2006 at Duke University Hospital. Her funeral was held at Duke University Chapel on August 31, 2006. She is buried in the chapel's crypt, next to her husband.
In April 1999 Sanford and her family attended a White House ceremony at which President Bill Clinton signed a bill naming the Raleigh Federal Building after her husband. In August 1999 she attended the dedication ceremony for the building in Raleigh.
After her husband's retirement from Duke in 1986, the Sanfords moved into a house close to Duke University West Campus. When her husband was elected to the United States Senate in 1987, she moved to Washington, D.C. but would return to Durham on the weekends. After her husband's tenure in the Senate was over, the family returned to Durham and moved into a house that the Sanfords had designed. She remained in their house there following the death of her husband in 1998. She later moved to an apartment at The Forest at Duke Continuing Care Retirement Community in Durham.
In 1969 Sanford's husband became president of Duke University, and the family moved into the Knight House near Duke Forest in Durham, North Carolina. During her husband's tenure at Duke, Sanford served on the board for the Methodist Home for Children in Raleigh and on the board of trustees at East Carolina University. She was also a board member of the North Carolina School of the Arts, the North Carolina Symphony Board, and the Stagville Plantation Restoration Board, and was a member of the Education Commission of the States and the Defense Department Advisory Committee on Women in the Services. In 1975 she was appointed by Governor Jim Hunt to serve on a delegation of Duke University faculty and administrators to visit the People's Republic of China.
She assumed the role of First Lady of North Carolina in 1961 upon her husband's inauguration as governor. Her inaugural gown, a shrimp-colored peau de soie dress, is in a collection of the North Carolina Museum of History. She and her husband held the first annual North Carolina Symphony Ball in 1961. Sanford began a library of North Carolina books at the North Carolina Executive Mansion and started a rose garden in the northwest corner of the mansion's grounds, at the intersection of Blount and Lane Streets. In 1964, the Governor's Western Residence in Asheville was donated to the state government by the Asheville Chamber of Commerce to serve as a vacation home for the first family. She travelled frequently with her husband around the United States for governors' conferences. In 1964 a political reporter with Raleigh Times stated that Sanford "always seemed to be bubbling over with good cheer. She has a spontaneous wit."
Sanford met her future husband, James Terry Sanford, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. They married on July 4, 1942 at her aunt's home in Hopkinsville, just before her husband enlisted in the United States Army as a paratrooper. She and her husband had two children: Elizabeth Knight Sanford and James Terry Sanford, Jr. The family were United Methodists.
Sanford attended Christian College in Columbia, Missouri, before transferring to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she graduated in 1941. She originally transferred to study dramatic and theatre arts with the Playmakers Theatre, but later changed her major to English.
After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1941, Sanford worked as a teacher in the Chatham County Public Schools District. When her husband was serving overseas during World War II, she returned to Kentucky and worked as a teacher there.
Margaret Rose Sanford (née Knight; June 6, 1918 – August 26, 2006) was an American civic leader, teacher, and philanthropist who, as the wife of Terry Sanford, served as First Lady of North Carolina from 1961 to 1965. Prior to entering public life, she worked as a teacher in North Carolina and Kentucky. As first lady, Sanford hosted the first annual North Carolina Symphony Ball in 1961, established a library of North Carolinian books at the North Carolina Executive Mansion, and planted a rose garden on the mansion's grounds. She was the first governor's wife to decorate the Governor's Western Residence in Asheville. Sanford sent her children to the first racially integrated public elementary school in Raleigh, North Carolina while the family lived in the executive mansion. She served on the board of the Methodist Home for Children, the North Carolina School of the Arts, the Stagville Plantation Restoration Board, and East Carolina University. She was also a member of the Education Commission of the States and the Defense Department Advisory Committee on Women in the Services. While Sanford's husband served as president of Duke University, she was appointed by Governor Jim Hunt to serve on a delegation of university faculty and administrators to China in 1975.
Sanford was born Margaret Rose Knight on June 6, 1918, in Hopkinsville, Kentucky to John Richard Knight IV and Elizabeth Adams Foard Knight. She had a brother, Colonel John Richard Knight V. Her paternal grandfather, John Richard Knight III, immigrated to the United States from Dudley, West Midlands, England. She was orphaned at a young age, and was raised by her aunt, Hettie Dickinson. She trained in classical music on the piano and the organ.