Mary King Rose Taylor
Mary King Rose Taylor is the founder of the Margaret Mitchell House & Museum in Atlanta, Georgia.
The turn-of-the-century Tudor revival home was built in 1899 by an Irish Catholic, Cornelius Sheehan.
It was converted into a 10-unit apartment building in the late teens and in 1926 became the home of Margaret Mitchell (whose parents were Scots-Irish and Irish Catholic) and her husband John Marsh. It was there that the famed author wrote her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "Gone With the Wind."
Mary, herself has a background in writing, which she brings to her role with the Mitchell House. She has over 20 years experience in broadcast journalism.
Having begun her career with "60 Minutes," she went on to research, direct and produce documentaries for CBS, BBC, and PBS.
After working as assignment editor for Metromedia in NYC and Post-Newsweek in Washington, D. C., she moved to Atlanta in 1980 to become a news anchor for the NBC affiliate, WXIA-TV.
Mary soon settled in to Atlanta and in addition to being a former Chairman of the board for the Margaret Mitchell House & Museum, she is a founding member of the Atlanta Auxiliary of the Alzheimer's Association and serves on the Board of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and the Board of Visitors for the University of Georgia Libraries.
Taylor was married to the late C. McKenzie (Mack) Taylor, the former Chairman of Taylor & Mathis, commercial real estate developers. She has two stepchildren and four step grandchildren.
She was previously married to PBS' Charlie Rose.
A graduate of the University of North Carolina, Mary, the oldest of five children, born to the late Dr. Walter Gorringe King of Binghampton, New York, and Marylynn Eusterman of Rochester, Minnesota. She recently learned that her late grandfather, Christopher Evan King, an immigrant from the British West Indies, actually descended from Scots-Irish ancestory.
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