Margaret Dorothea

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Margaret Dorothea was born in Southport, North Carolina back in 1898 to William and Mary. She received her BA and MS degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1920. Afterwards she attended the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine graduating in 1924.

She held several positions at some prestigious schools and hospitals. She was Dean of the Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania when in 1943, she requested a leave of absence to enter the military. She was assigned as the Women’s Consultant to the Surgeon General of the Army commanding the Women’s Health and Welfare Unit and liaison with the Women’s Army Corps (WAC). From 1944-45 she conducted an inspection of field conditions for servicewomen. In 1946, she separated from the US Army, in 1946 she accepted a surgical position with the Veterans Administration at Winter Veterans Hospital in Topeka, Kansas. What you may not know about Margaret Dorothea Craighill is that she was the first woman commissioned officer in the United States Army Medical Corps achieving the rank of Major. Until tomorrow remember to keep that smile on your face and a penny in your pocket.

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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

A good first for her.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Jun 02, 2017 04:16 AM #1
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Let's hear it for Margaret...leaving her name proudly in history and paving the way for other women as well.

Jun 02, 2017 04:23 AM #2
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, James, for sharing this interesting story.

Have a great Friday and an outstanding weekend.

Jun 02, 2017 04:34 AM #3
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

It's not often you have the honor of being the first at something special and she obviously handled that pressure well.

Jun 02, 2017 04:57 AM #4
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James, 

Well over 70 years ago, Margaret and the US Army paved the way for future  women officers. Kudos!  

Jun 02, 2017 06:52 AM #5
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Another amazing woman that I had never heard of before reading this post, thank you my friend!

Jun 02, 2017 06:57 AM #6
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

You teach us great revelations about great Americans James Dray 

Jun 02, 2017 08:26 AM #7
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Wow, James,

You shared with us and amazing woman and a great American.  Wishing you a great weekend.  A

Jun 02, 2017 04:29 PM #8
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

HI James- what an accomplished woman. I feel like a major underachiever. 

Jun 02, 2017 05:57 PM #9
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I'm curious if one of the hospitals Dorthea Dix in NC, is named after her since she's from NC? I love hearing stories of successful women from the 'old days' since that seemed so rare in that era, James!

Have a wonderul weekend!

Jun 03, 2017 05:40 AM #10
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


It's a big honor for Margaret Dorothea Craighill being commissioned as the first woman in the US Army Medical corps.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jun 04, 2017 08:47 PM #11
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

She must have overcome many hurdles throughout her distinguished career.

Jun 05, 2017 04:44 AM #12
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