Norwich, Vermont , United States
Jun 21, 2012 12:34am
|Info||MARGARET R. CHENEY of Norwich, Windsor County, Democrat, was |
born in Hanover, NH, to Vermont parents. Her father was a US diplomat,
so she grew up in Malaysia, the Netherlands, Nicaragua, India, Peru, and
Washington, DC. She received her B.A. from Harvard University. She was
a newspaper reporter and editor of the Menlo-Atherton Recorder in Menlo
Park, California, and was managing editor of The Washingtonian magazine
in Washington, DC, from 1978 to 1989, when she moved to Norwich. She
served as chair of the interstate Dresden School Board (Hanover, NH, and
Norwich, VT) and member of the Norwich School Board from 1998 to 2007.
She has taught Spanish and now environmental science at Sharon Academy.
Current memberships include the Vermont Climate Collaborative, the Northeast
Leadership Council of the National Wildlife Federation, and the boards
of the Montshire Museum of Science and the Vermont Center for Ecostudies.
She has three children and is married to Vermont Congressman Peter Welch.
Member of the House: 2007-2008, 2009-2010, as a member of the Natural
Resources and Energy Committee.