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Birthday
19, 1905
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Aug 16, 1995 (90)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
19, 1905
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Aug 16, 1995 (90)

About

Texas woman who became the first Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare. She was a colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II and became the first woman ever to receive the Distinguished Service Medal.

Before Fame

In 1925, she graduated from the University of Texas Law School.

Trivia

In honor of her contributions to the progress of women in government and the military, institutions like the library at Texas Central College have been named after her.

Family Life

She married the Governor of Texas, William P. Hobby.

Associated With

She and Abraham A. Ribicoff both served as U.S. Secretaries of Health and Human Services.

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