social secretary

noun

Definition of social secretary

: a personal secretary employed to handle social correspondence and appointments

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The office is comparable in many ways to that of the White House social secretary. Sarah Lyall, BostonGlobe.com, "There’s a big wedding Saturday. Something about a prince marrying an American," 15 May 2018 Since then, she's added a social secretary, a communications director, a policy director and a communications coordinator, among others, bringing the East Wing staff total to 10, still a relatively lean office. Betsy Klein, CNN, "Melania Trump's East Wing team as they prepare for major diplomatic moment," 21 Apr. 2018 The office is comparable in many ways to that of the White House social secretary. Sarah Lyall, BostonGlobe.com, "There’s a big wedding Saturday. Something about a prince marrying an American," 15 May 2018 Deesha Dyer, the White House social secretary for the Obama administration, explained the decorating process in a 2016 blog post. Temi Adebowale, Country Living, "The White House Is Looking for Volunteers to Help Decorate for Christmas," 6 Aug. 2018 First lady Jacqueline Kennedy — and her social secretary Letitia Baldrige — were at the center of 15 dinners that featured an explosion of postprandial entertainment, from the National Symphony Orchestra to the Joffrey Ballet. Steve Hendrix, Washington Post, "‘Brilliant beyond all precedent’: The first White House state dinner for the king of Hawaii," 24 Apr. 2018 While having tea with friend Letitia Baldridge, her onetime social secretary at the White House, Jackie talked about her lack of direction. Nancy Bilyeau, Town & Country, "Jackie Kennedy's Third Act," 18 Aug. 2017 The office is comparable in many ways to that of the White House social secretary. Sarah Lyall, BostonGlobe.com, "There’s a big wedding Saturday. Something about a prince marrying an American," 15 May 2018 The office is comparable in many ways to that of the White House social secretary. Caity Weaver, The Seattle Times, "Wait, what’s this about a royal wedding?," 12 May 2018

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1892, in the meaning defined above

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