Journalist; executive, non-profit organizations. Born– February 22, 1919, Chevy Chase, Md. Parents– Frank Edward and Margaret Ketcham (Cameron) Spain. Married– William Clifford McDonald, Jr., August 1, 1944. Children– Two. Education– Goucher College; Sophie Newcomb College; A.B. Birmingham Southern College, 1939. Employed as woman’s page editor, Birmingham Age Herald, 1931-1941; club worker, ARC CBI, 1943-1945; volunteer worker, Family Counseling Association; director, the Jefferson County Community Chest; executive director, Greater Birmingham Foundation, 1966. Member– Regional Health Planning Commission, Community Action Committee, Birmingham Beautification Board, and Operation New Birmingham. Honors– Woman of the Year, Birmingham Business and Professional Women’s Club, 1971. The Spain Clinic at UAB is named in honor of Margaret Spain and her husband.  Died April 23, 1996.


Who’s Who of American Women, 1977.


Star Witness, Margaret Ketchum Ward; United States Senate Committee on Relations Between Labor and Capital, Relay House in Birmingham, November 15, 1883. S.l.; Historical Activities Committee, National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the State of Alabama. 1977.