OVETA CULP HOBBY
Written by Cynthia J. Beeman
Produced by KUT for Texas Women's History Month in cooperation with the Ruthe Winegarten Memorial Foundation for Texas Women's History. First broadcast on Austin radio station KUT in March, 2011.
William P. Hobby, Jr., "HOBBY, OVETA CULP," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fho86).
Oveta Culp Hobby and the Women’s Army Corps historical marker file (Bell County), Texas Historical Commission, Austin.
One of the most accomplished Texas women of the 20th century, Oveta Culp Hobby excelled in numerous ways, including as the first director of the Women’s Army Corps. A native of Killeen, Hobby developed an interest in politics and the law at an early age. She worked as a reporter for the Austin Statesman, and at age 20 served as parliamentarian of the Texas House of Representatives. She married former Texas governor William P. Hobby in 1931, and they were the parents of a daughter, Jessica, and a son, future Texas Lieutenant Governor Bill Hobby.