Margaret Nichols was born in 1923 in Lewiston, Maine. Her mother was a domestic worker and her father was a caretaker for Dr. Remrick, a prominent heart surgeon at Central Maine Medical Center. After graduating from high school in 1941, she attended secretarial school at Bay Path in Massachusetts, and spent time working for the Health Department in Hartford, Connecticut, before moving back to Lewiston when her son, Jim Taylor, was born in 1946. She began working in the registrar’s office at Bates College in the early 1950s, and retired as the registrar in 1992. She was an active member of the Auburn United Methodist Church and the Women’s Literary Union, and volunteered with the Franco-American Center and Maine PBS.
Lewiston, Bay Path, Bates College, Dr. Remrick, Central Maine Medical Center, Hartford Health Department, Edward Little High School, Henry Santos, George Ross, Muhammad Ali, United Methodist Church, Maine PBS, Jim Carrigan, De Witt Hotel, Ross’s Ice Cream Parlor, Franco-American Center, Women’s Literary Union, National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Ku Klux Klan, Many and One rally
Lee, Maureen Elgersman, "Nichols, Margaret" (2003). Home Is Where I Make It Oral History Project. 12.