The Nation: Rose Woods: The Fifth Nixon

When Rose Mary Woods met Richard Nixon in 1947, she was a secretary for a House committee studying the Marshall Plan and he was a freshman Congressman serving as a committee member. She noticed him because, after a committee junket to Europe, Nixon turned in the only expense account "titled, totaled, signed and all properly done."

Miss Woods obviously made an impression on Representative Nixon as well. In 1951, after he had gone to the Senate, he asked her to become his personal secretary. Now 55, Rose Woods has held that position (now elevated in title to executive assistant to the President)...

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