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Patricia Reilly Hitt

Patricia Reilly Hitt—(1919-2006)—She was National Co-chair of the Nixon-Agnew Campaign in 1968, the first woman to hold such a post in either party. In January 1969, she was named Assistant Secretary for Community and Field Services, Department of Health, Education and Welfare. (Featured on the AFGW special collections website)