A Senator's Wife Remembers: From the Great Depression to the Great Society

A Senator's Wife Remembers: From the Great Depression to the Great Society


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The remembrances of Henrietta McCormick Hill, compiled by her daughter Henrietta Hill Hubbard, give insight into the political career of Alabama senator Joseph Lister Hill, and into the courtship, marriage, and later life of the couple. Among topics covered are Senator Hill's work for health legislation, including the Hill-Burton and Hill-Harris Acts, and the couple's reaction to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Told through personal stories and vignettes, A Senator's Wife Remembers is a unique and welcoming political memoir.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781603060561
Publisher: NewSouth Books
Publication date: 09/01/2010
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Henrietta Fontaine McCorrmick met her future husband, Congressman (and later Senator) Joseph Lister Hill in 1926 and they married February 20. 1928. They had two children, Henrietta Fontaine Hill and Luther Lister Hill. She and her mother, Henrietta Fontaine McCormick, loved, family genealogy, history and stories, motivating her to write and self-publish her book The Family Skeleton in 1958, to keep the notes that would become A Senator's Wife Remembers, compiled by her daughter.

Henrietta Hill Hubbard is the daughter of Henrietta McCormick Hill and Senator Joseph Lister Hill. She compiled her mother’s notes and letters into the book A Senator’s Wife Remembers.

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