Margaret Baggett Dolan (1914-1974) 1984 Inductee

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ANA Hall of Fame Inductee

Margaret DolanMargaret Baggett Dolan began a career in public health nursing in 1935, as a staff nurse. During the next 10 years she served as a epidemiological nurse and tuberculosis nursing consultant with the United States Public Health Service, and later became head of the Department of Public Health Nursing, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina.

As the 19th president of the American Nurses Association (ANA), she presented congressional testimony and served on a number of government advisory bodies. Equally active in the American Public Health Association, she served as its president and held membership on the governing council executive board. An international figure in health care, Dolan served as a consultant to the governments of Ghana and Thailand and represented ANA at congresses of the International Council of Nurses. She received the ANA Honorary Membership Award and the Pearl McIver Public Health Nurse Award. After her death, the American Public Health Association established a lectureship endowment fund in her honor.