Linda MacNish

Born in Spencertown on May 10th, 1939, Linda grew up in Austerlitz and was valedictorian of the Roc-Jan School in Hillsdale. She went on to major in political science at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey.

In her early career, Linda worked as assistant to the arts editor at Good Housekeeping Magazine and associate editor of Panorama Magazine in Florida. She then moved to New York City to become a playwright. Once there Linda was one of the first to produce “luncheon theater” and her original play, “Dalrymple, You Rascal” was one of the earliest to be performed. She composed music and lyrics for several Off-Broadway shows before founding the Mac-Haydn Theatre with Lynne Haydn.

Linda was a member of the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce board of directors for fifteen years and remained active in the business community of the Columbia County region for her entire career.

Sadly, Linda passed away in 2002 at only 63 years old.