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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Helen Thomas is from Wisconsin?

Oh,'s not this Helen Thomas:

It's this Helen Thomas:

On this date (in 1908) Helen Davis Thomas, wife of Wisconsin Governor Vernon Wallace Thomas, was born in Viroqua, Wisconsin. Throughout Governor Thomas' term from 1957-1959, the first lady devoted her time to raising their children, philanthropic work with the Red Cross, and gardening. Before marriage, she earned a degree at the University of Wisconsin in home economics and taught in Viroqua.
Oddly enough, the timeline still works. Helen Thomas the "reporter" started covering the White House in 1961, two years after Wisconsin's Thomases left office.