Texas female who became the 1st Secretary from the U.S. Division of Wellness, Education and Welfare. She was a colonel in the U.S. Military during World Battle II and became the 1st woman ever to get the Distinguished Support Medal. In 1925, she graduated from your University of Tx Law School. Honoring her contributions towards the improvement of ladies in government as well as the armed service, institutions just like the collection at Tx Central College have already been called after her. She wedded the Governor of Tx, William P. Hobby. She and Abraham A. Ribicoff both offered as U.S. Secretaries of Health insurance and Human Services.