Gwendolyn B. King served as Director of Correspondence for the First Lady. Her responsibilities included answering all mail
received by Mrs. Nixon, Julie and David Eisenhower, and Tricia and Edward Cox. Mail addressed to the President and Mrs. Nixon
was also handled by this office. One staff member under King, Cynthia A. (Cindy) Vanden Heuvel, evolved into a sort of personal
secretary to the Eisenhowers and the Coxes. Her records were segregated as the “Girl’s Office,” and her records are included
in this file group.
October 27, 1915 - Born, Hartsville, South Carolina as Mabel Gwendolyn Bair; later changed name to Gwendolyn Mabel Bair.
1932-1936 - B.A., Coker College, Hartsville, South Carolina.
1936-1937 - Strayer Business College, Washington, D.C.
1937 - Catholic University, Washington, D.C.
1937 - Married to LaBruce W. King.
1937-1942 - Administrative Assistant to Librarian & Junior Librarian's Assistant, Library of Congress.
1942 - Farm Credit Administration, Kansas City, Missouri.
1942-1953 - Housewife.
1953- Clerk-Stenographer, Office of Examining Branch, Army Board of Correction of Military Records, Office of the Secretary
of the Army, Washington, D.C.
1953-1969 - Assistant to the Appointments Secretary, White House; along with other short-term positions.
1969-1974 - Director of Correspondence for Mrs. Nixon.
1974-1976 - Volunteer on Mrs. Ford's staff.
1976- Public speaker and active in community activities, Santa Rosa, California.
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