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The Working White House: Lillian Rogers Parks

The Working White House: Lillian Rogers Parks

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Fleet Publishing

The Working White House: Lillian Rogers Parks

Book cover, My Thirty Years Backstairs at the White House, 1961. Parks' memoir was adapted for an NBC television mini-series, Backstairs at the White House, in 1979.

Lillian Rogers Parks began working as a maid and seamstress during the Hoover administration in 1929 and remained at the White House until 1960, nearly to the end of the Eisenhower administration. She and President Franklin D. Roosevelt shared a special bond because both had contracted polio.

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