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Margaret Elizabeth Pfohl Campbell

(1902-2004)

 
 
Margaret Elizabeth Pfohl Campbell image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Vincent, April 28, 2012
1. Margaret Elizabeth Pfohl Campbell
Inscription. Margaret Elizabeth Pfohl Campbell was born to a Moravian family in North Carolina, where her upbringing and education led her to devote her life to seeking educational opportunities for others. She served as dean of Staunton's Mary Baldwin College and of Moravian College in Pennsylvania during the 1930s. In Arlington, Campbell in 1947 became the first woman elected to a Virginia school board, serving three terms and intermittently as board chairman until 1963. As president of the Greater Washington Educational Television Association, in 1961 Campbell founded WETA, the Washington area's first public television station, where she served until her death.
 
Erected 2010 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number C 72.)
 
Location. 38° 50.46′ N, 77° 5.22′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker is at the intersection of Campbell Avenue and South Quincy Street, on the right when traveling west on Campbell Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4001 Campbell Ave, Arlington VA 22206, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Edmund Douglas Campbell (approx. 0.2 miles away); Elizabeth Pfohl Campbell
Looking east down Campbell Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Vincent, April 27, 2013
2. Looking east down Campbell Avenue
The marker is barely visible at the far end of the block.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Washington and Old Dominion Trail (approx. mile away); Tracks Into History (approx. mile away); Nauck: A Neighborhood History (approx. mile away); Fairlington (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Reynolds (approx. 0.4 miles away); Drew School (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Arlington.
 
Also see . . .  WETA's webpage on "Our Founder" -- Mrs. Campbell. (Submitted on June 4, 2012, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia.)
 
Categories. CommunicationsEducation
 
Entrance to WETA Building across street from marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Vincent, July 6, 2013
3. Entrance to WETA Building across street from marker
Looking west down Campbell Avenue past marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Vincent, July 6, 2013
4. Looking west down Campbell Avenue past marker
WETA Building image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Vincent, July 6, 2013
5. WETA Building
The WETA radio studio and administrative offices are located across Quincy Street from the marker in this building. WETA moved into this building in 1995.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia. This page has been viewed 415 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia.   3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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