Party affiliation: Republican
Margaret Downie Banks, American curator, educator. Research grantee local chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, 1987, University South Dakota, 1989, 90; American Council Learned Society travel grantee, 1988, grantee Early American INdustries Association, 1992, National Endowment of the Humanities, 1992.
Organist United Methodist Church, Vermillion, since 1978. Member American Museum Instrument Society (journal. advertising manager 1985-1994, board governors 1987-1995, registrar 1978-1994, vice president 1991-1995), American Musicology Society, Violin Society of America, Viola da Gamba Society of America, Sonneck Society for American Music, Galpin Society (London).