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Oveta Culp Hobby

As a girl, Oveta Culp Hobby was fascinated by the world of government. As a woman, she took a leading role in that world. Her truly inspiring record of civic service includes organizing the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps during World War II and serving as the first head of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.

Image: Colonel Oveta Culp Hobby, First Director, Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps. U.S. Army Signal Corps Collection.

Audio: Houston Public Media

Photograph of Colonel Oveta Culp Hobby