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Mary Maxwell Gates

Personal information
Birth dateJuly 5, 1929
Place of birthSeattle, Washington, U.S.
Date of deathJune 10, 1994(age 64)
Death placeSeattle, Washington, U.S.
OccupationTeacher, Businessperson
SpouseWilliam H. Gates, Sr.

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Mary Maxwell Gates (born Mary Maxwell on July 5, 1929 - June 10, 1994) was an American businessperson. Gates served 18 years (1975 � 1993) on the University of Washington board of regents. She was the first female president of King County’s United Way, the first woman to chair the national United Way’s executive committee where she served most notably with IBM's CEO, John Opel, and the first woman on the First Interstate Bank of Washington's board of directors. Mary's son Bill Gates is the co-founder of Microsoft.

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