Liz Carpenter

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Birthday
1, 1920
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Mar 20, 2010 (89)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
1, 1920
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Mar 20, 2010 (89)

About

Political journalist, author and feminist activist who began her career reporting on the White House and later became a trusted media advisor and speechwriter during various presidential administrations. A prominent leader of the women's movement, her former home has been declared a state historic monument by the state of Texas.

Before Fame

She was the editor of the school newspaper at Austin High School in Austin, Texas. She later worked on The Daily Texan, the school newspaper at the University of Texas at Austin.

Trivia

She wrote the public address given by Lyndon B. Johnson upon his return to the White House following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Family Life

She married Leslie Carpenter in June 1944. She had children named Scott and Christy.

Associated With

She was appointed by President Bill Clinton to serve on the White House Conference on Aging.