Margaret Wyatte Glennon (1919-2010) of Mebane, North Carolina, graduated high school in 1936 and then attended the Woman’s College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro). After graduating in 1940, she attended Smith College and received her master’s degree in chemistry in 1942. That same year she returned to the Woman’s College, this time as a faculty member in the chemistry department. Glennon taught for two years before joining the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service).
Glennon joined the WAVES in 1944. After completing basic training in Northampton, Massachusetts, she was assigned to supervise an X-ray and rocket propellant program in Indian Head, Maryland. She was discharged in October of 1945 after marrying a Marine Corps lieutenant colonel.
Glennon’s husband stayed in the military and for the next seventeen years they raised their four children and moved a total of twelve times. They settled in Arlington, Virginia, in 1962, where Glennon taught high school chemistry until retiring in 1981. Glennon died 11 March 2010.