Liz Carpenter, Noted Author, Humorist, and Former White House Aide, Dies at Age 89

Mar 20, 2010, 17:33 ET from Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation

AUSTIN, Texas, March 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The family of Liz Carpenter announces that Elizabeth "Liz" Carpenter, 89, passed away at 9:15 a.m. (CDT) on March 20, 2010, at Brackenridge Hospital in Austin, Texas. The cause of death was pneumonia. Carpenter was born on September 1, 1920 in Salado, Texas.

Carpenter's immediate survivors are a daughter, Christy Carpenter, of New York City, executive vice president and chief operating officer of The Paley Center for Media, a son, Scott Carpenter, a retired Vashon, Washington, community leader, and two grandchildren, The Rev. Les Carpenter of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Bonnie Bizzell of Seattle, Washington.

The LBJ Library is hosting a webpage about the life and legacy of Liz Carpenter at This website will have Carpenter's obituary, photographs, archival material, and videos. This information may be downloaded and used by the news media and the public free of charge.

SOURCE Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation