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Public affairs specialist

Martha Ann Reed, American public affairs specialist. Member special grand jury, Jefferson County, Texas; Member National Federation Press Women (past president), Embroiderers Guild American (director education local chapter), Texas Press Women (past president), Southeast Texas Press; member).


Reed, Martha Ann was born on September 8, 1930 in Houston, Texas, United States. Daughter of Emmett Conway and Evelyn Ysleta (Spurlock) Swain.


Student, Texas Christian University, 1948—1950. Associate of Arts, University Houston, 1956.


Teacher, Oakdale, Louisiana, 1956—1960, Goose Creek, Texas, 1962—1964. Associate editor Oakdale Journal, 1959—1962. Women's editor Baytown (Texas) Sun, 1963—1970.

Lifestyle editor Beaumont (Texas) Enterprise & Journal, 1970—1977. Director public information Lamar University, 1977—1979. Special assistant to superintendent Port Arthur (Texas) Indiana School District, 1979—1982.

Public affairs director John E. Gray Institute, Beaumont, Texas, 1982—1985. Public relations coordinator McFaddin-Ward History House Museum, 1985—1989. Owner Public Relations Firm, from 1989.

Director publications Lamar University, from 1990. Member special grand jury Jefferson County, Texas, Sabine Oaks Senior Citizens Home.


Member of Lamar University Friends Arts, Symphony Southwest Texas, Golden Triangle Writers Guild, Beaumont Heritage Society, Beaumont Visitor and Convention Bureau, Beaumont Art Museum, International Association Business Communicators, Southeast Texas Press Club, Texas Press Women (past president), Embroiderers Guild American (director education local chapter), National Federation Press Women (past president), Beta Sigma Phi (honorary international member).


Married Charles G. Reed, April 20, 1974. Children from previous marriage: Rebecca Hemphill Sanders, Ann Hemphill Byrns, Steven Earl.

Emmett Conway Swain

Evelyn Ysleta (Spurlock) Swain

Charles G. Reed