By Nancy Rubin Stuart
As a woman turning out to be up within the Midwest, younger Marjorie publish helped glue cereal containers in her father’s barn, later sat at the board of administrators of her father’s corporation, wed numerous occasions and by way of overdue heart age used to be generally said because the “ Queen of Washington, D.C.” as a result of her friendship with presidents, senators, diplomats and royalty.
During the approximately 9 many years of her existence, the attractive and enormously filthy rich Mrs. put up had 4 husbands – between them, stockbroker, E.F. Hutton and Joseph Davies, ambassador to Soviet Russia below Stalin – equipped numerous glittering mansions, together with Palm Beach’s mythical Mar-A-Lago and sailed the seven seas on her large yacht, the ocean Cloud.
A glamorous and warm-hearted lady who retained her Midwestern twang and fondness for sq. dancing, Mrs. put up used to be additionally mom to actress Dina Merrill. all through her lifestyles, she gave generously to hundreds of thousands of civic and creative reason, between them the nationwide Symphony Orchestra, the Washington Ballet, and the Kennedy Center.
Thanks to her brains, good looks and sizeable wealth, Mrs. submit was once a lady good prior to her period, whose normal enterprise acumen created the frozen meals and helped rework the Postum Cereal corporation into the final meals Corporation.
A sweeping social background approximately considered one of America's most lovely, prosperous and beneficiant heiresses,the "Duchess of Washington, D.C." and the "Queen of Palm Beach," a chum to the topped heads of Europe in addition to to American presidents, first women, senators and diplomats.
The daughter of breakfast-cereal multi-millionaire, C.W. publish, Marjorie Post's tale lines her upward push from her middle-class Midwestern roots to the top of America's excessive society. alongside the best way she married 4 instances, anonymously gave millions of bucks to widows, scholars and squaddies and earned the distinction of thousands of individuals for her charity, wit and charm.
About the Author:
Nancy Rubin (Stuart) is a best-selling writer and journalist who frequently writes approximately girls and social heritage. As a journalist her paintings has seemed within the ny instances, American background journal, women domestic magazine, enterprise Week’s Careers and different nationwide guides. Her previous books contain the recent Suburban girl, the mummy reflect and Isabella of Castile for which she received the 1992 writer of the 12 months Award from the yankee Society of newshounds and Authors.
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