Birthplace of White House Aide Mary Elizabeth Carpenter

Birthplace of White House Aide Mary Elizabeth Carpenter (HMJJ3)

Location: Salado, TX 76571 Bell County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 56.494', W 97° 32.542'

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Great-granddaughter of builders. Daughter of Thomas S. and Mary Elizabeth (Robertson) Sutherland.

First woman vice president of student body, University of Texas. Married Leslie Carpenter; has 2 children. In 1954 was president Women's National Press Club.

First woman ever to serve as Executive Assistant to the Vice President of the United States, 1961. First newswoman to be staff director and Press Secretary to a First Lady, Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson.

Outstanding Women of Texas Series
HM NumberHMJJ3
Marker Number3237
Year Placed1967
Placed ByThe State Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 10:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 639246 N 3424036
Decimal Degrees30.94156667, -97.54236667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 56.494', W 97° 32.542'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 56' 29.64" N, 97° 32' 32.52" W
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Area Code(s)254
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1118-1136 Interstate 35 Frontage Road, Salado TX 76571, US
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