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Letitia Baldrige

January 1, 2019

1999 – Washington, DC

Letitia Baldrige is a graduate of Miss Porter’s School at Farmington, Connecticut, received a BA from Vassar College and did graduate work in psychology at l’Université de Genève in Switzerland. She is the recipient of four honorary degrees and serves on the boards of several educational institutions and organizations. She was Social Secretary to Ambassador and Mrs. David Bruce at the American Embassy in Paris, special assistant to Ambassador Clare Boothe Luce at the Embassy in Rome and was Tiffany & Co.’s first woman executive. She served as Chief of Staff for Mrs. John F. Kennedy and Social Secretary to the White House. Subsequently she served as an advisor to four other First Ladies. In 1964 she opened Letitia Baldrige Enterprises, Inc., a public relations, marketing and management training firm. Ms. Baldrige has served on four corporate boards and lectures and produces seminars throughout the United States and abroad. She also serves on the board of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Awards, named for her late brother. She was the cover story of Time magazine’s issue devoted to America’s manners. She has authored fifteen books on manners and entertaining, and is a syndicated newspaper columnist for Copley News Service. She is the author of Executive Advantage newsletter and is a contributing editor to Town & Country magazine. Her books have sold in the hundreds of thousands of copies, and have been published in several languages. She has recently written and narrated an audiotape on etiquette and is a regular guest on television shows. Letitia Baldrige and her husband, Robert Hollensteiner, a real estate developer, live in Washington, DC. They have two children and four grandchildren.