Margery Battin, 85, trailblazer in politics
In Lexington, where Margery Milne Battin was the first woman to serve as town moderator, citizens and political colleagues alike marveled at her knowledge of parliamentary procedure. “Marge was like a rock star to me,” said Carl F. Valente, Lexington’s town manager. “I had heard about her 20 years before meeting her. I was just wild at how masterful Marge was in running a Town Meeting.” Lexington is renaming the auditorium at Cary Memorial Hall in honor of Mrs. Battin.