Margo Jeanchild

“I Am an Activist by Nature.”

Interviewed by Mary-Ann Lupa, VFA Secretary, September 2022 

BM:  My full name is very 1940s: Elizabeth Anne McGee. I was born in Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania, which is in Western Pennsylvania. The joke is seven churches, no bars. It’s a dry town. I was born in 1946. My father was then overseas as a West Pointer in the army of occupation in Germany. That’s the beginning of the story. My parents met in second grade in our town. The town was Republican, although not the kind of Republican we have now. All four of my grandparents lived in the town and one grandfather was Democrat.