social secretary

noun

Definition of social secretary 

: a personal secretary employed to handle social correspondence and appointments

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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 But for all the anachronism of viewing a first lady as a spouse and social secretary in the year of #MeToo, the discussion of her refinement, thoughtfulness and grace served as a counterpoint to her husband. David Zurawik, baltimoresun.com, "Melania Trump gets good reviews from some of same media outlets her husband calls lying and hateful," 25 Apr. 2018 Winter In February, a White House press release announced the appointment of Anna Cristina Niceta Lloyd as White House social secretary. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "How Melania Trump Is Handling the Role of First Lady," 23 Aug. 2017 As Floral Headpiece, his social secretary, decried throughout the interlude, this year marks the 150th anniversary of the Infant Mystics. The Masked Observer, AL.com, "The Masked Observer is ready to celebrate warmer temps and significant anniversaries," 24 Jan. 2018 Floral Headpiece, the Masked Observer's social secretary especially enjoyed his glimmering knee-high boots. The Masked Observer, AL.com, "Masked Observer muses on Mellow MoonPies and Carnival's unwavering spirit," 16 Feb. 2018

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1892, in the meaning defined above

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