Oveta Culp Hobby Politician

Oveta culp hobby

Oveta Culp Hobby (January 19, 1905 – August 16, 1995) was the first secretary of the US Department of Health, Education and Welfare, first commanding officer of the Women's Army Corps, and chairperson of the board of the Houston Post. She was born on the day january 19,1905 ,Oveta Culp in Killeen, Texas to Isaac William Culp and Emma Elizabeth Hoover. An autodidact, she briefly attended Mary Hardin Baylor College for Women, but did not graduate. She later attended the South Texas School of Law but did not graduate and never passed the bar examination. Beginning at age 21 and for the next several years she served as parliamentarian of the Texas House of Representatives. In 1931 she married William P. Hobby, the former Governor of Texas and the publisher of the Houston Post, and took a position as research editor at the Post. In ensuing years she became the newspaper's executive vice president, president, ultimately becoming its publisher. During World War II she headed the War Department's Women's Interest Section for a short time and then became the Director of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (later the Women's Army Corps), which was created to fill gaps left by a shortage of men.

Personal details

Date of birth
January 19th, 1905
United States of America
Date of death
August 16th, 1995 at age of 90
Place of death
Houston, Texas, United States of America




1. University of Texas School of Law Colleges/University

The University of Texas at Austin School of Law, also known as UT Law, is an ABA-certified American law school located on the University of Texas at Austin campus. The law school has been in operation since the founding of the University in 1883. It was one of only two schools at the University when it was founded; the other was the liberal arts school. The school offers both Juris Doctor and Master of Laws degrees. It also offers dual degree programs with the JD, such as an MBA, MPA, and PhD. The school is currently ranked No. 14 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, and is consistently ranked among the top twenty law schools in the United States.

Type Public school
727 East Dean Keeton Street, Austin, Texas
2010. 0
2010. 1,250
Acceptance rate
2010. 24.0 %
Local tuition
2011. 32 K $
Official web page www.utexas.edu
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Organizations founded

1. Women's Army Corps

Armed Force

Wikiedia article

The Women's Army Corps was the women's branch of the United States Army. It was created as an auxiliary unit, the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps on 15 May 1942 by Public Law 554, and converted to full status as the WAC on 1 July 1943. Its first director was Oveta Culp Hobby, a prominent society woman in Texas.

Hall of fame induction

Hall of fame Induction date Other inductees
National Women's Hall of Fame 1996
inducted 1973
inducted 1973
inducted 1993
inducted 1993


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