Margaret Maddox

December 30, 1929 - January 14, 1998


A woman of accomplishment and style is the best description of Margaret Huffman Maddox.  A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Margaret graduated from East Nashville High School and attended George Peabody College for Teachers.

One of the earliest recipients of the status of Certified Professional Secretary, Margaret was selected as Tennessee’s Secretary of the Year in 1960.  She enjoyed an outstanding career in the finance industry, and at the time of her retirement was Financial Vice President of Associates Capital Corporation.

In addition to being recognized as an accomplished businesswoman, Margaret was highly respected in community leadership circles, serving ably in various leadership capacities for a host of charitable and civic organizations.

Margaret’s leadership as Chairman of the Board of Directors and of the Executive Committee of the YMCA of Metropolitan Nashville contributed to that organization being selected as the outstanding YMCA in America during her tenure.  The Margaret Maddox Family YMCA East Center in East Nashville, her native neighborhood, is a tangible example of her leadership and service to the YMCA.  For her exemplary leadership, the YMCA in 1997 awarded her its highest honor - the Order of the Red Triangle.  She was subsequently induced into the YWCA Academy for Women of Achievement.

Margaret led a $20 million “Agenda for Greatness” campaign for Belmont University in Nashville.  She also served as Chairman of the University’s Board of Regents and as a member of the Board of Advisors of the University’s Jack C. Massey School of Business.  For this work, she was inducted into the Belmont University Collegiatus in 1986 and the University’s Chapter of Phi Eta Sigma in 1996.

Margaret served on the boards of Leadership Nashville and the Sarah Cannon Cancer Foundation.  She was a member of Historic Travellers Rest, the Historic Belmont Association and the Blair School of Music.  She was a loyal member of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Nashville.

An avid lover of hunting, fishing and tennis, Margaret was an active member of the Shikar Safari Club International.  She collected the best Record Book Mountain Nyala ever taken in Ethiopia by a woman and the Grad Slam of North American Sheep.  She received two Shikar Safari Club area awards for outstanding trophy of the year.

Margaret lived a life of selfless good works, passing away just days after her 69th birthday, as an accomplished professional, civic leader and loving wife.