Sarah Newcomb McClendon: An East Texan in Washington

Sarah McClendon's life in politics and journalism took her far beyond the Piney Woods of East Texas where she was born. This exhibit samples three trajectories of a long, remarkable career that saw her playing the roles of journalist and activist during an extraordinary time in American history.

The images in this exhibit are divided into three galleries:

The Media Gallery discusses the evolution of McClendon's career as a journalist.

The Military Gallery displays her enlistment in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps and follows her through her ongoing interest with the military as an advocate, especially for women in the armed services.

The White House Gallery illustrates McClendon's high profile as one of the first women in the White House press corps.

The information and images presented here are intended for educational use only. Use the links at left to read a brief biography and navigate between the galleries.