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

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NewSouth Books, Jan 1, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 240 pages
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.

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Introduction 15
Part One19281941
Days of Infamy 97
The Lucky USS Alabama 121
The War Years 128
Part Three194319 50
Part Four19 5119 59
Inauguration Blizzard 223
A Mans Home Is His Castle 233
Lord Lister 239

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HENRIETTA FONTAINE MCCORMICK HILL (1904-1986) 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 and to keep the notes that would become A Senator's Wife Remembers, compiled by her daughter.

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