helen-thomas

Helen Thomas, 1920-2013

Helen Thomas, 1920-2013

Helen Thomas, 1920-2013
Helen Thomas was an American reporter and author, and a longtime member of the White House press corps. Thomas was the seventh of the nine children of George and Mary Thomas, Lebanese immigrants. She covered the White House during the administrations of ten U.S. presidents—from the start of the Kennedy administration to the second year of the Obama administration. Thomas worked for the United Press and post-1958 successor United Press International (UPI) for 57 years, first as a correspondent and later as White House bureau manager. She then served as a columnist for Hearst Newspapers from 2000 to 2010, writing about national affairs and the White House. Thomas was the first female officer of the National Press Club, the first female member and president of the White House Correspondents’ Association, and the first female member of the Gridiron Club. She authored six books; her last was Listen Up, Mr. President: Everything You Always Wanted Your President to Know and Do in 2009.

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  1. Helen Thomas, 1920-2013
    Helen Thomas was an American reporter and author, and a longtime member of the White House press corps. Thomas was the seventh of the nine children of George and Mary Thomas, Lebanese immigrants. She covered the White House during the administrations of ten U.S. presidents—from the start of the Kennedy administration to the second year of the Obama administration. Thomas worked for the United Press and post-1958 successor United Press International (UPI) for 57 years, first as a correspondent and later as White House bureau manager. She then served as a columnist for Hearst Newspapers from 2000 to 2010, writing about national affairs and the White House. Thomas was the first female officer of the National Press Club, the first female member and president of the White House Correspondents’ Association, and the first female member of the Gridiron Club. She authored six books; her last was Listen Up, Mr. President: Everything You Always Wanted Your President to Know and Do in 2009.

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