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Close up of Bertha Sheppard Adkins.

Close up of Bertha Sheppard Adkins.
Close up of Bertha Sheppard Adkins.
Close up of Bertha Sheppard Adkins.
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Bertha Sheppard Adkins was an educator, political activist, public servant, and a community leader. President Dwight D. Eisenhower appointed Bertha Adkins the Under Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) in 1958. She was the first woman to hold this position. One of her chief responsibilities was the oversight of aging programs. In this capacity she directed the organization of the first White House Conference on Aging in 1961. She also played a role in the White House Conference on Children and Youth held in 1960. He was born on August 24, 1906 and died on January 14, 1983.

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