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Margaret Downie Banks

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.


  • Banks, Margaret Downie was born on April 7, 1950 in Oneida, New York, United States. Daughter of Edwin J. and Lydia (Jeserick) Downie.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Music Education, Skidmore College, 1972. Master of Arts in Musicology, State University of New York, Binghamton, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy in Musicology, West Virginia University, 1981.


    • Curator, associate professor, then professor University South Dakota, Vermillion, since 1978.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    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).


    • Married Barry L. Banks, April 7, 1984.
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    Born April 7, 1950
    (age 67)
    • 1972
      Skidmore College
    • 1974
      State University of New York
    • 1981
      West Virginia University