Liz Carpenter
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"Liz Carpenter" (left) with Cactus Pryor (right) in 2003.

"Mary Elizabeth "Liz" Sutherland Carpenter" (September 1, 1920 – March 20, 2010) was a writer, feminism/feminist, former reporter, media advisor, speechwriter, political humorist, and public relations expert.

Carpenter was born in historic Salado, Texas/Salado in southern Bell County, Texas/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, Texas/Austin. Carpenter stood in the forefront of the feminist movement/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.

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