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Hagood, Margaret Loyd Jarman (26 October 1907–13 August 1963), sociologist and demographer, was born in Newton County, Georgia, the daughter of Lewis Jarman, who became president of Queens College in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Laura Harris. Hagood was the second of four daughters and two sons, and she was one of two daughters to earn a doctorate. In 1926 she stopped attending Scott College in Atlanta, Georgia, to marry her childhood sweetheart Middleton Howard Hagood. One year later she had her only child, a daughter also named Margaret. In 1929, at the age of twenty-two, Hagood earned an A.B. at Queens College. One year later she earned an M.A. in mathematics at Emory University in Atlanta. In 1936 she was divorced from her husband, and the following year she completed her Ph.D. in sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill....