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Oveta Culp Hobby

Born: 19-Jan-1905
Birthplace: Killeen, TX
Died: 16-Aug-1995
Location of death: Houston, TX
Cause of death: Stroke
Remains: Buried, Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, TX

Gender: Female
Religion: Anglican/Episcopalian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Publisher, Government
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Houston Post President, 1955-83

Military service: Women's Army Corps (Director, 1942-45)

Father: Isaac William Culp
Mother: Emma Hoover
Husband: William P. Hobby (Governor of Texas, m. 23-Feb-1931, one son, one daughter)
Son: William Pettus Hobby, Jr. (Lt. Governor of Texas)
Daughter: Jessica Hobby Catto (m. Henry Catto)

    University: Mary Hardin-Baylor College, Belton, TX
    Law School: University of Texas Law School (1927)
    Administrator: Board of Directors, Texas State Teachers College

    Houston Post Editor & Chairman (1965-83)
    Houston Post President (1955-83)
    US Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare (1953-55)
    US Official Director, Federal Security Agency (1953)
    Houston Post Co-Editor & Publisher (1952-53)
    Houston Post EVP (1938-52)
    Houston Post Assistant Editor (1936-38)
    Houston Post Book Editor (1933-36)
    Houston Post Research Editor (1931-33)
    Texas State Official Parliamentarian, Texas State House (1939-41)
    Texas State Official Parliamentarian, Texas State House (1925-31)
    American Assembly President (1957-)
    American Society of Newspaper Editors Board of Directors
    Houston Symphony
    Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
    Texas Newspaper Publishers Association Board of Directors
    Texas Medical Center Board of Directors
    Army Distinguished Service Medal 1945

Author of books:
Mr. Chairman (1937)

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