Margaret Keith Smythe Meacham is an American businesswoman and former professional educator. She is well-known as the wife of famous American writer and historian, Jon Meacham.

Her husband is an author of the famous biography book, “American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House” for which he won Pulitzer Price for Biography or Autobiography in 2009.

Quick Info
Full Name
Margaret Keith Smythe Meacham
Birth Date
Birth Place
United States
Current City
Belle Meade, Tennessee
University of Virginia
Columbia University
Zodiac Sign
5 feet 5 inches
57 kg
dark brown
Jon Meachem (1996-Present)
Marie Meachem, Maggie Meachem and Sammy Meachem
Social Media
Linked In
Net Worth$2 million
Margaret Keith Smythe Meacham
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Margaret Keith Smythe Meacham was born Margaret Keith Smythe and she is believed to have been born in the late 1970s. She is believed to have been born somewhere in the United States to an American parent whose name isn’t disclosed to the public yet.

Margaret has American nationality and white ethnicity.  She was raised in a Christian household. There is no further information regarding her parents, siblings, or childhood yet.



Margaret is an educated woman. She completed high school in her hometown. She then joined the University of Virginia in 1988. Margaret received her Bachelor’s degree in Arts in English language and literature with a high distinction in 1992. She later completed her Master’s from Columbia University in Educational Leadership and Administration.


How did Margaret start her career?

Margaret started her career as an English teacher in Episcola High School where she taught for 3 years. She then continued working as a teacher at The Nightingale-Bamford School for two years. In 1996, she moved to New York where she worked as a middle school art teacher and later as director of placement.

Margaret Keith Smythe Meacham attending party together with her husband, Jon Meacham
Margaret attending a party together with her husband, Jon Meacham Source: Facebook

Margaret Keith Smythe Meacham started working as director of development at Phoenix House from 2000 till 2003. She then moved on to work in Harlem Prep Charter School as an executive director. She further worked for several other colleges and corporations such as Teachers College, NYV Department of Education, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Senior consultant at Student Achievement Partners, Vice president at HOMER, and others.

In 2018, Margaret co-founded the company called Reed Smythe & Company alongside Julia Reed which sells artisan-made goods. As of 2022, she has been actively working at the company and it is successful so far.



Personal Life

Margaret Keith Smythe met the love of her life, Jon Meachem during high school. Margaret was senior to him and they started dating not long after. Even though Jon and Margaret decided to attend a different university, they kept their relationship intact. The couple tied their knot in 1996 and they have three children together namely Marie Meachem, Maggie Meachem, and Sammy Meachem.

The couple currently resides in Belle Meade, Tennessee with their children and two pet dogs.


Body Measurement

Margaret Keith Smythe Meacham is probably in her mid-50s. She is a beautiful and independent woman. She is a mother of three children and an independent woman. Margaret stands 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 57 kg. She possesses dark brown eyes and blonde hair.


Social media

Margaret Keith Smythe Meacham doesn’t fancy social media much. She isn’t present on any social media platform except for linked in. Her husband, Jon Meachem is also not much into social media. However, we can find him on Twitter and Facebook. He has over 254 thousand followers on Twitter and can be connected with @jmecham.

Margaret Keith Smythe Meacham with her husband and three children and pet dogs
Margaret with her husband and three children and pet dogs Source: Instagram

Net worth

Margaret Keith Smythe Meacham has an estimated net worth of $2 million as of 2022. She has accumulated a huge fortune from her previous teaching career and her company has been doing well as well. On the other hand, her husband, Jon Meacham who is a successful and noble person has an estimated net worth of $4 million as of 2022.

Margaret is leading a successful life with her husband. Despite being a millionaire, Margaret prefers to live a simple life.



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