Oveta Culp Hobby

Oveta Culp Hobby is the namesake for Hobby Hall on the Texas A&M Campus. She served as the first Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health, Education & Welfare.

April 11, 1953: Oveta Culp Hobby, namesake of the Hobby Hall dorm on the A&M campus, was named the first secretary of the U.S. Department of Health, Education & Welfare. Hobby was married to former Texas Gov. William P. Hobby. Their son, William P. Hobby Jr., served as lieutenant governor of Texas from 1973 to 1991.

April 11, 1945: Lt. Col. James F. Hollingsworth led a task force of tanks and infantry to the Elbe River in Germany. He received a Distinguished Service Cross for his leadership during that day's events.

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