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Salado in Bell County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Birthplace of White House Aide Mary Elizabeth Carpenter

 
 
Birthplace of White House Aide Mary Elizabeth Carpenter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, February 2, 2008
1. Birthplace of White House Aide Mary Elizabeth Carpenter Marker
Inscription. 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
 
Erected 1967 by the State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3237.)
 
Location. 30° 56.494′ N, 97° 32.542′ W. Marker is in Salado, Texas, in Bell County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 35 Frontage Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Salado TX 76571, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Home of Elijah Sterling Clack Robertson (here, next to this marker); Robertson Home (here, next to this marker); Stagecoach Inn (approx. 0.3 miles away); Salado (approx. 0.3 miles away); Main Street Bridges
Birthplace of White House Aide Mary Elizabeth Carpenter image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, February 2, 2008
2. Birthplace of White House Aide Mary Elizabeth Carpenter
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Salado Creek (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of Thomas Arnold High School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Louisa Adeline (Addie) Barton (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salado.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 29, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 945 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 29, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
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