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The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project

Irene Parsons and Lyndon Johnson, 1965

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Object ID: WV0311.6.003

Description: Irene Parsons shakes hands with President Lyndon Johnson at the White House on 5 August 1965. Johnson selected her as the assistant administrator for personnel of the Veterans Administration, the highest government personnel post held by a woman at the time. An inscription on the photo reads, "To Irene Parsons, with warm regards, Lyndon B. Johnson."

Collection: Irene Parsons Papers

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