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Information courtesy of the Lubbock Avalanche Journal:

Margaret Long “Tiny” Wisdom was a lifelong resident of Houston and a life-changing educator. She was born on October 2, 1922, in Groesbeck, Texas at a family reunion. She graduated from San Jacinto High School and Rice University. After college, she worked as a cub reporter for the New York Daily News. She then returned to Houston to marry W. Jackson Wisdom. Nicknamed “Tiny”, Margaret served the Houston Independent School District for 38 years, teaching History, Government, and Journalism at Milby High, Lanier Middle, Lamar High, and Robert E. Lee High. She also coached boys’ golf teams and sponsored award winning yearbooks and newspapers, all while being inspirational and hilarious. Her achievements and honors include: Teacher of the Year awards from The Houston Chronicle, the Sons of the American Revolution, and the National Freedom Foundation; the National Right to Work Committee Award; appointment to the Texas Close Up Board by Gov. Clemons; service on the National Teachers Advisory Committee to Education Secretaries William Bennett and Laura Cavazos; and recognition by Houston Magazine as one of Houston’s most interesting people in 1984. Wisdom ran for the Texas House of Representatives on the Republican ticket in 1964, and she helped to organize the Congress of Houston Teachers, serving as President of that organization. She gave many speeches for her friend George Bush in 1988 and 1992. She appeared on 60 Minutes as a spokesperson for HISD. Tiny enjoyed golf and the outdoors, particularly the beach and the Guadalupe River, but she really loved her family, students, colleagues, and friends, who could always count on her generosity, loyalty and humor.

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