May Ross McDowell

May Ross McDowell '16
1978 Outstanding Alumna

Mrs. McDowell served as the first woman vice-mayor and mayor of Johnson City. A graduate of the former ETSC and East Tennessee Law School, she served as corporate secretary of Empire Chair Co., and corporation secretary, vice-president and general counsel, treasurer, and president of the Johnson City Foundry and Machine Works, Inc. Mrs. McDowell served in a variety of capacities and received numerous honors and awards on the local, national and international levels.