Kuhn, Maggie

Kuhn, (Margaret E.) Maggie

(1905–  ) social activist; born in Buffalo, N.Y. She taught junior high school briefly and then worked for the Young Men's Christian Association (1926–37) and the United Presbyterian Church in New York City (1945–70). She founded the Consultation of Older and Younger Adults for Social Change in 1971, which was soon renamed the Gray Panthers. She worked for nursing home reform, fought ageism, and claimed that "old people constitute America's biggest untapped and undervalued human energy source."