Tribpedia: Liz Carpenter

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Liz Carpenter was a public relations expert, author, and speechwriter best known for serving as press secretary and staff director to Lady Bird Johnson.  

She was a feminist who collected an impressive list of firsts: first woman to serve as executive assistant to the vice president, first female press secretary to the first lady, and first female student body vice ...

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Liz Carpenter Dies

The LBJ hand — she was the president's speechwriter, penning the famous 58 words he uttered after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and was Lady Bird's press secretary and chief of staff — died today at 89 after a long illness.