social secretary


Definition of social secretary

: a personal secretary employed to handle social correspondence and appointments

Examples of social secretary in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Philadelphia native began her White House tenure as a 31-year-old intern attending community college who rose through the ranks to become social secretary. Donna Owens, Essence, "Obama White House Alumni Uplift Students with 'Black Girl 44' Scholarship," 30 Mar. 2021 Among the departures were Stephanie Grisham, chief of staff to first lady Melania Trump; deputy press secretary Sarah Matthews; deputy national security adviser Matt Pottinger; and White House social secretary Rickie Niceta. Carly Roman, Washington Examiner, "Former chief of staff calls Trump's Jan. 6 claims ‘manifestly false’," 28 Mar. 2021 Belle Hagner was the first social secretary to implement the role as a real, salaried job. Marisa Meltzer, Town & Country, "Inside The Secret Society of White House Social Secretaries," 7 Mar. 2021 But Desiree Rogers, the Obamas’ first social secretary, sought to expel pervasive nineties frump. Susannah Jacob, The New Yorker, "The Secret Life of the White House," 24 Feb. 2021 Judy Greer will play Betty Ford's social secretary and confidante Nancy Howe, replacing Better Things' Pamela Adlon in the role. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Viola Davis Will Play Michelle Obama in an Upcoming Series About U.S. First Ladies," 23 Feb. 2021 Among those who quit were deputy national security adviser Matt Pottinger, Stephanie Grisham, chief of staff to first lady Melania Trump, deputy press secretary Sarah Matthews, and White House social secretary Rickie Niceta. Zachary Halaschak, Washington Examiner, "'I was horrified': FDA chief says he considered resigning in wake of Capitol siege," 19 Jan. 2021 Biden also named other new staff members, including press secretary Michael LaRosa and deputy social secretary Liz Hart. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, "Incoming first lady Jill Biden names staff, signals military support on agenda," 15 Jan. 2021 Two of First Lady Melania Trump’s aides also resigned Wednesday night, along with the White House social secretary. Erin Corbett,, "Brave Of These Trump Staffers To Resign 2 Weeks Before They All Lose Their Jobs," 8 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of social secretary

1892, in the meaning defined above

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3 Apr 2021

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“Social secretary.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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