Oveta Culp Hobby facts for kids
Oveta Culp Hobby
|1st United States Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare|
April 11, 1953 – July 13, 1955
|Preceded by||Herself (Federal Security Agency Administrator)|
|Succeeded by||Marion Folsom|
|Administrator of the Federal Security Agency|
January 20, 1953 – April 11, 1953
|President||Dwight D. Eisenhower|
|Preceded by||Oscar Ewing|
|Succeeded by||Herself (Health, Education and Welfare Secretary)|
January 19, 1905
Killeen, Texas, U.S.
|Died||August 16, 1995
Houston, Texas, U.S.
|Political party||Democratic (Before 1953)
|Education||University of Mary Hardin
South Texas College of Law
University of Texas, Austin
|Branch/service||United States Army|
|Years of service||1941–1945|
|Commands||Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (later the Women's Army Corps)|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
|Awards||Army Distinguished Service Medal|
Oveta Culp Hobby (January 19, 1905–August 16, 1995) was the first secretary of the United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, first commanding officer of the Women's Army Corps, and chairman of the board of the Houston Post.
Images for kids
Colonel Hobby's portrait in military uniform at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.
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