Anna V. Bradshaw, the former correspondence supervisor at the White House, died on April 22 from a heart ailment. She was 88.
Bradshaw began her professional secretarial career as a stenographer and typist for Lansburgh’s Furniture Store and St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Washington D.C. In the 1930s, she was hired to work at the White House.
Beginning with Franklin D. Roosevelt, Bradshaw took dictation and replied to letters sent to the chief executive for seven presidential administrations. She worked in the White House correspondence section until her retirement in 1977.