Abell, Bess, 1933-

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Title:

Abell, Bess, 1933-

Description:

LBJ connection:  Assistant to Mrs. Johnson, Vice Presidential period, 1961-1963; Mrs. Johnson's Social Secretary, 1963-1969.

Bio:  Bess Abell was Lyndon Johnson’s Social Secretary. The daughter of Earle Clements, a man who served Kentucky as both its governor and senator, she lived her entire life around politics. The Johnsons were personal friends; they had hosted Bess' wedding reception when she married Tyler Abell, (stepson of syndicated columnist Drew Pearson) for she was a close as their two daughters, Lucy and Lynda Byrd.

Source:

Photo: Serial # d1925-13a, 3/5/1965, White House Photo Office Collection

Relation:

Archival collections:   Personal Papers of Bess Abell

Oral histories:   See all oral histories with Bess Abell

Identifier:

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