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Woodrow Wilson House Lunch in Honor of the White House Social Secretaries
Serving With Style

One can only imagine the entertaining pressure involved in planning the perfect event to honor thesocial expertise of a White House Social Secretary. Couple that with having all of the former WhiteHouse Social Secretaries also in attendance, and you have the Woodrow Wilson House Luncheon for SocialSecretaries. Since the first White House Social Secretary was appointed during President TheodoreRoosevelt's Administration, occupants of that prestigious position have been setting the entertainingstandards in America for decades. In an historic first, the former White House Social Secretaries wereinvited to gather for a special luncheon in their honor. The ladies beat the heat of the summer sun withcharacteristic suave and sophistication, while reminiscing about their days in the White House, andanswering questions posed to them by guests. The afternoon also included a stroll through the historicsite's gallery and exhibition of "White House China From the Momjian Collection." The occasion alsohonored Clinton White House Social Secretary Capricia Marshall for her service. Proceeds from theluncheon will benefit the Woodrow Wilson House, Washington's only presidential museum.

Co-Chairs: Former White House Social Secretaries Letitia Baldridge and Ann Stock

White House Social Secretaries in attendance:

    Mary Jane McCaffree Monroe (Eisenhower),
    Letitia Baldridge (Kennedy),
    Bess Abell (Johnson),
    Maria Downs (Ford),
    Marilyn B. Funderburk (Carter),
    Mabel H. Cabot (Reagan),
    Laurie G. Firestone (Bush),
    Ann S. Stock (Clinton), and
    Capricia P. Marshall (Clinton).
Location: Woodrow Wilson House

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Bush administration Social Secretary Laurie Firestone (far left)
with NiniFerguson and Mary Ourisman


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