Margaret Ruth Bogue, 93, Emeritus History Professor at the University of Wisconsin, died March 8, 2018, at her home in Madison, Wisconsin.
Margaret was born in Washington, D.C. June 14, 1924, to parents James H. Beattie and Maude P. (Rock) Beattie. Margaret grew up near McLean, Virginia where her father ran an experimental farm for the Department of Agriculture. She attended the University of Maryland and received a B.A. (1945). She went on to receive her M.A., Cornell University (1947), and her Ph.D., Cornell University (1955).
Throughout her career, she taught at Vassar College, 1949-51; University of Western Ontario, 1951-52; University of Wisconsin-Extension, 1966-83; Division of Outreach, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1983-1991; Joint Appointment with Department of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1989-91; and retired 1991. Margaret was also President (1984) and Fellow (1995) of the Agricultural History Society.
Margaret wrote many books and articles during her career, most notably Patterns from the Sod (1959), Around the Shores of Lake Michigan (1985), Fishing the Great Lakes (2000), and Around the Shores of Lake Superior (2007). In addition, she edited The Jeffersonian Dream by Paul Wallace Gates (edited jointly with Allan G. Bogue).