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Oveta Culp Hobby
1st United States Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare
In office
April 11, 1953 – July 13, 1955
President Dwight Eisenhower
Preceded by Herself (Federal Security Agency Administrator)
Succeeded by Marion Folsom
Administrator of the Federal Security Agency
In office
January 20, 1953 – April 11, 1953
President Dwight D. Eisenhower
Preceded by Oscar Ewing
Succeeded by Herself (Health, Education and Welfare Secretary)
Personal details
Oveta Culp

(1905-01-19)January 19, 1905
Killeen, Texas, U.S.
Died August 16, 1995(1995-08-16) (aged 90)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Political party Democratic (Before 1953)
Republican (1953–1995)
Spouse(s) William Hobby
Education University of Mary Hardin
South Texas College of Law
University of Texas, Austin
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Branch/service  United States Army
Years of service 1941–1945
Rank US-O6 insignia.svg Colonel
Commands Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (later the Women's Army Corps)
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Distinguished Service Medal ribbon.svg Army Distinguished Service Medal
Oveta Culp Hobby NYWTS
Hobby (right) during World War II

Oveta Culp Hobby (January 19, 1905August 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.

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