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Margaret Hayden Rector

Margaret Hayden Rector, American freelance/self-employed writer.


  • Rector, Margaret Hayden was born on May 23, 1916 in Azusa, California, United States. Daughter of Floyd Smith and Anna Martha (Miller) Hayden.

  • Education

    • Associate of Arts, Citrus Junior College, 1936. Bachelor, Pomona College, 1938. Postgrad., Stanford University, 1940.

      Postgrad., Columbia University, 1946. Postgrad., St. John's College, Annapolis, Maryland, 1956. Postgrad., University Southern California, 1965.

      Postgrad., University of California at Los Angeles, 1966.


    • Member advertising staff Curt Wagner, Redondo Beach, California, 1957-1967. Writer American Home Magazine, New York City, 1942-1946, House Beautiful Magazine, New York City, 1942-1946. Author children's books Grossmont Press, San Diego, 1974-1976.

      Invited lecturer Crystal Cruises, 1997.


    • Norton and Gus
    • Norton and Gus become friends when they discover they have similiar interests and problems.


    Democratic organizer, Annapolis, Maryland, 1946-1956. Member University of California at Los Angeles affiliates. Board directors Friends of Research Library.

    Member American Association of University Women (life), Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association, Women in Film, Women in Theatre, University of California at Los Angeles Faculty Wives Writers Group, Surfwriters Palos Verdes Peninsula, First Stage, The Audrey Skirball-Kenis Theatre, Dramatists Guild, Authors Guild, Womens International Center in San Diego, Pomona College Alumni, Stanford University Alumni.



    Performing arts on stage, for tv, and at comedy clubs.


    • Married Robert Wayman Rector, August 25, 1940. Children: Cleone Rector Grabowski Black, Robin Rector Krupp, Bruce Hayden.
    • father: Floyd Smith Hayden
    • mother: Anna Martha (Miller) Hayden
    • spouse: Robert Wayman Rector
    • children: Cleone Rector Grabowski Black Rector
    • Robin Rector Krupp Rector
    • Bruce Hayden Rector
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    Born March 23, 1916
    Died November 9, 2002
    (aged 86)
    • 1936
      Citrus Junior College
    • 1938
      Pomona College
    • 1940
      Stanford University
    • 1946
      Columbia University
    • 1956
      St. John's College
    • 1965
      University Southern California
    • 1966
      University of California, Los Angeles
    • 1942 - 1946
      writer, American Home Magazine
    • 1942 - 1946
      writer, American Home Magazine
    • 1957 - 1967
      Member, advertising staff Curt Wagner
      Redondo Beach, California, United States
    • 1974 - 1976
      author, children's books Grossmont Press
      San Diego, California, United States
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