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newspaperwoman

Elizabeth Austin Wharton, newspaperwoman. Member American Contract Bridge League (life master, life member), Washington Press Club, National Press Club, Theta Sigma Phi.

Background

Wharton, Elizabeth Austin was born on July 15, 1920 in Laredo, Texas, United States. Daughter of Lawrence Hay and Alice (Borchers) Wharton.

Education

Bachelor, BJ, University Texas, 1941.

Career

Woman's editor Galveston (Texas) News, 1942. Society editor Houston Post,1942-1943. Member of staff United Press International, from 1943, Congressional correspondent, Washington, from 1945, week-end editor, 1974-1975, overnight editor, from 1976.

Membership

Member American Contract Bridge League (life master, life member), Washington Press Club, National Press Club, Theta Sigma Phi.

Connections

father:
Lawrence Hay Wharton

mother:
Alice (Borchers) Wharton