Shelton, Isabelle, 1916-1993


Shelton, Isabelle, 1916-1993


Bio: Isabelle Shelton (b. August 29, 1916-d. May 25, 1993, Washington, D.C.), reporter for the Washington Star. During her years on the staff, she covered First Ladies from Bess Truman to Pat Nixon and wrote about a variety of women's issues. She later moved to the city desk, where she covered transportation issues that included development of the Metrorail system. She left the Star in 1980 to work for a year at the new U.S. Department of Education as a special assistant to Liz Carpenter, assistant secretary for public affairs. She wrote a weekly syndicated column for twenty years for the North American Newspaper Alliance and was the author of a book, The White House Today and Yesterday. She also did freelance work for newspapers that included the Louisville Courier-Journal and the New York Post and for national magazines that included the Saturday Evening Post, McCall's, Ladies Home Journal and the Economist.


LBJ Connection: Journalist