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Encyclopedia > Letitia Baldrige

Letitia Baldrige (b. 1926, Miami) is an American etiquette expert and public relations executive.

A graduate of Vassar College, she is a former State Department employee and was the White House social secretary to Jacqueline Kennedy. Vassar College is a private, coeducational, highly selective liberal arts college situated in Poughkeepsie, New York. ... The United States Department of State, often referred to as the State Department, is the Cabinet-level foreign affairs agency of the United States Government, equivalent to foreign ministries in other countries. ... North façade of the White House, seen from Pennsylvania Avenue. ... First official White House portrait. ...

Her father was Congressman Howard Malcolm Baldrige, and her brother was Howard Malcolm Baldrige, Jr., former Secretary of Commerce. She serves on the board of directors the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award is given by the United States National Institute of Standards and Technology. ...

She has published more than twenty books and has appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman. The Late Show with David Letterman is an hour-long weeknight comedy talk show broadcast by CBS from the Ed Sullivan Theater on Broadway in New York City. ...


1946 Bachelor's in Psychology, Vassar College
1946–1948 Graduate studies, Université de Genève, Switzerland
1948–1951 Personal Social Secretary to David K. E. Bruce, U.S. Ambassador, Paris
1951–1953 Intelligence Officer, American Embassy, Paris
1953–1956 Assistant to Clare Boothe Luce, U.S. Ambassador, Rome
1956–1961 Director, Public Relations, Tiffany & Co.
1961–1963 Social Secretary and Chief of Staff for Jacqueline Kennedy
1964–1969 President, Letitia Baldrige Enterprises, Chicago
1969–1971 Director, Consumer Affairs, Burlington Industries
1972–2005 President, Letitia Baldrige Enterprises, New York City
2006– Baldrige & Lewris, Washington DC

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  • Roman Candle, 1956
  • Tiffany Table Settings, 1958
  • Of Diamonds and Diplomats, 1968
  • Home, 1972
  • Juggling: The Art of Balancing Marriage, Motherhood, and Career, 1976
  • The Amy Vanderbilt Complete Book of Etiquette, 1978
  • Amy Vanderbilt’s Everyday Etiquette, 1979
  • Entertainers, 1981
  • Letitia Baldrige’s Complete Guide to Executive Manners, 1985
  • Letitia Baldrige’s Complete Guide to a Great Social Life, 1987
  • Letitia Baldrige’s Complete Guide to the New Manners for the '90s, 1989
  • Public Affairs, Private Relations, 1990 (a novel)
  • Letitia Baldrige’s New Complete Guide to Executive Manners, 1993
  • Letitia Baldrige’s More than Manners! Raising Today's Kids to Have Kind Manners and Good Hearts, 1997
  • In the Kennedy Style: Magical Evenings in the Kennedy White House (with Rene Verdon), 1998
  • Legendary Brides: From the Most Romantic Weddings Ever, Inspired Ideas for Today’s Brides, 2000
  • A Lady, First: My Life in the White House and the American Embassies of Paris and Rome, 2001
  • Letitia Baldrige’s New Manners for New Times: A Complete Guide to Etiquette, 2003
  • The Kennedy Mystique (with Jon Goodman, Hugh Sidey, Robert Dallek and Barbara Baker Burrows), 2006
  • Taste: Acquiring What Money Can't Buy, 2007

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