1325 East Washington Street
Brownsville, TX 78520
Meet Debra Winegarten, author of Oveta Culp Hobby: Colonel, Cabinet Member, Philanthropist and join her for a discussion on the fascinating story of Oveta Culp Hobby (1905-1995). A discussion and book signing will follow the talk and refreshments will be served. This book is the first biography of this important woman and her many achievements as Parliamentarian. During World War II, she served as director and was the first female Army colonel. Under President Eisenhower she was appointed Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, the second woman in history to be appointed to a president’s cabinet. With her husband, former Texas governor William P. Hobby, she led a media empire that included the Houston Post newspaper, radio and TV stations.