Tribpedia: Liz Carpenter

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 ...

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.