Carpenter, Liz, 1920-


Carpenter, Liz, 1920-


Bio: Elizabeth Sutherland Carpenter (b. 1920) operated the Carpenter News Bureau with her husband, Leslie Carpenter, representing national newspapers from 1945 to 1961. She was an executive assistant to Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson from 1961 to 1963, and she was Press Secretary and Staff Director for Lady Bird Johnson from 1963 to 1969. She later served as Assistant Secretary of Education from 1980 to 1981.


Lady Bird Johnson, Liz Carpenter aboard aircraft returning to Texas, 11/3/1960. Photo # 60-11-79 by Frank Muto. Pre-Presidential Photo Collection, LBJ Presidential Library. Use free with credit.


LBJ Connection: Journalist, 1945-1960; Lyndon Johnson's Vice Presidential campaign staff, 1961; Executive Assistant to Vice President Johnson; Press secretary and staff director to First Lady Lady Bird Johnson