- Name: Liz Carpenter
- Born: 09/01/1920
- Died: 03/20/2010 (89 years old)
- Occupation: Author, presidential advisor
Mary Elizabeth Sutherland Carpenter (September 1, 1920 – March 20, 2010) was a writer, feminist, reporter, media advisor, speechwriter, political humorist, and public relations expert.
Carpenter was born in historic Salado in southern Bell County, Texas. In 1936, her 24-room residence there was declared a state historic monument. In 1967, a plaque was unveiled to indicate that Carpenter had once lived there. At the age of seven, she moved with her family to Austin. Carpenter stood in the forefront of the Women’s Movement when it began and never wavered from her platform. Her projects and causes ranged from supporting high tech to fighting cancer. Often called the “funniest woman in politics”, she was in demand as a public speaker until her death.
Birth Name: Mary Elizabeth Sutherland
School: University of Texas
Birth Place: Salado, Bell County, Texas
Death Place: Austin, Travis County, Texas