By Nancy Rubin Stuart
As a lady 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 instances and by means of overdue center age was once extensively stated because the “ Queen of Washington, D.C.” due to her friendship with presidents, senators, diplomats and royalty.
During the approximately 9 a long time of her lifestyles, the attractive and greatly prosperous Mrs. publish had 4 husbands – between them, stockbroker, E.F. Hutton and Joseph Davies, ambassador to Soviet Russia less than Stalin – equipped a number of 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. submit used to be additionally mom to actress Dina Merrill. all through her existence, she gave generously to 1000s 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 huge wealth, Mrs. submit used to be a girl 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 historical past approximately certainly one of America's most pretty, filthy rich and beneficiant heiresses,the "Duchess of Washington, D.C." and the "Queen of Palm Beach," a pal to the topped heads of Europe in addition to to American presidents, first women, senators and diplomats.
The daughter of breakfast-cereal wealthy person, C.W. submit, Marjorie Post's tale strains her upward thrust from her middle-class Midwestern roots to the head of America's excessive society. alongside the way in which she married 4 instances, anonymously gave hundreds of thousands of bucks to widows, scholars and squaddies and earned the honour of 1000s 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 historical past. As a journalist her paintings has seemed within the big apple occasions, American historical past journal, girls domestic magazine, enterprise Week’s Careers and different nationwide guides. Her prior books comprise the recent Suburban girl, the mum replicate and Isabella of Castile for which she gained the 1992 writer of the 12 months Award from the yankee Society of reporters and Authors.
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