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BESS ABELL - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 06/27/1967 - DOCUMENT 309992

 
BESS ABELL
Thank you letter on behalf of Lady Bird Johnson, on White House stationery
Typed Letter signed: "Bess Abell", 1 page, 6¼x9¼ Washington, D. C., 1967 June 27. On White House stationery to Miss Barbara Norton, Sheraton-Park Hotel, Washington, D. C. In full: "Mrs. Johnson asked me to thank you for your nice note and the 'Celebrity Parade' that you so thoughtfully sent to her. Your kindness in sharing the publication with her was indeed appreciated. With best wishes, Sincerely" Bess Clements Abell (b. 1933), daughter of Kentucky Governor and Senator Earle Clements, served on the 1960 Presidential Inaugural Committee. She became the assistant to Lady Bird Johnson from 1961 to 1963. During the Johnson Presidency, she served as White House Social Secretary (1963-1969). She was Executive Director of the Democratic Governors' Conference (1969-1975), and Executive Assistant to Joan Mondale in the Office of the Vice-President (1977-1981). She founded her own public relations firm in 1982, and in 1990 founded with her husband Tyler Abell Merry-go-Round Farm, a residential community near Washington, D.C. (The name comes from the Abell home, formerly owned by Tyler's step-father, former Washington columnist Drew Pearson ("The Washington Merry-Go Round"). Barbara Norton was Director of Public Relations for the Sheraton Park Hotel in Washington. Normal mailing folds. Slightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition.


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BESS ABELL
Born: Circa 1933 in Morganfield, Kentucky




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