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Margaret Hight

Austin, TX


Margaret was born in New Orleans, raised in Jasper, Texas, and has lived in Corpus Christi and Phoenix, AZ but has called Austin home for the past 15 years. She oversees the management of her family ranching interests.

Margaret has a passion for travel and a keen interest in history which has resulted in numerous summers spent attending classes at Kellogg College, Oxford; a month following the Silk Road; and years assisting an archaeological dig in the Orkney Islands -"the Orkney Project" from Kellogg College at Oxford. These pursuits led to her involvement with the Ransom Center.

Margaret has been active in organizations in and outside of Austin include Zach Theater-Grove of Trees, "Orkney Project Dig' Sponsor Kellogg College, Oxford, St. Stephen's Episcopal School, Royal Oak Society, National Trust for Historic Preservation, KLRU, Blanton Museum of Art, West Lake Hills Garden Club, past president and a director's circle member of the Harry Ransom Center.

She has four children and five grandchildren and one on the way.

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