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Margo Elaine Dundon

Margo Elaine Dundon, museum director. American Law Institute-American Bar Association scholar, 1979, 86; recipient Mayor's Volunteer Performance award, Waterloo, 1983, Volunteer award Governor of Iowa, 1990.


  • Dundon, Margo Elaine was born on July 3, 1950 in Cleveland. Daughter of Elmer Edward and Ruth Ann (Dreger) Buckeye.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Communications cum laude, Ohio University, 1972. Postgraduate in Museum Studies, University Okla, 1987.


    • Member general staff Grout Museum History and Science, Waterloo, Iowa, 1974—1975, coordinator education, 1976—1978, co-director, 1979—1987, director, 1988—1990. Executive director Museum of Science and History, Jacksonville, Florida, 1990—1999, president, 1999—2007. Appointed grievance committee Florida Bar 4th Judicial Circuit, 2002—2005.


    Chair Waterloo History Preservation Commission, 1987—1988. Cultural committee Visitors and Convention Bureau, 1988—1990, My Waterloo Days, 1982—1983. Active Jacksonville Women's Network, Non-Profit Executives Round Table, 1990—1995.

    Appointee Florida History Commission, Florida, from 2006. Board directors Resource Plus, Waterloo-Cedar Falls, Iowa, 1986—1988, CJI, Girls Inc. of Jacksonville, 1994—1995, Ritz Theater & LaVilla Museum, 1998—2000, Jacksonville and the Beaches Convention and Visiting Bureau, from 2001, president, chairman board directors, 2004—2005. Member of Florida History Commission, Iowa Museum Association (president 1984-1986), Florida Attractions Association (board directors 1997-1998), Florida Association Museum (president 1995-1996, Lifetime Achievement award 2006), Southeast Museum Conference, Midwest Museum Conference 1988-1990, American Association Museum (site surveyor museum assessment program since 1982, site examiner museum accreditation commission since 1987, regional councilor 1988-1990, Peer Reviewer award 2000), Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, Quota Club (president 1982), Rotary.



    Snorkeling, scuba diving, travel, gardening.

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    Born July 3, 1950
    Died June 22, 2007
    (aged 56)
    • 1972
      Ohio University
    • 1987
      University Okla
    • 1974 - 1975
      Member, general staff Grout Museum History and Science
      Waterloo, Iowa, United States
    • 1979 - 1987
      Member, general staff Grout Museum History and Science
    • 1990 - 1999
      executive, director Museum Science and History
      Jacksonville, Florida, United States