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Roberta: A Most Remarkable Fulbright Dorothy D. Stuck

Roberta: A Most Remarkable Fulbright

Dorothy D. Stuck

Published February 1st 1997
ISBN : 9781557284600
Hardcover
273 pages
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Obscured in history by her internationally renowned son, Sen. J. William Fulbright, Roberta Waugh Fulbright was, nonetheless, an extraordinary person deserving of tribute. Here, finally and fittingly, is her biography - a sensitive portrait of aMoreObscured in history by her internationally renowned son, Sen. J. William Fulbright, Roberta Waugh Fulbright was, nonetheless, an extraordinary person deserving of tribute. Here, finally and fittingly, is her biography - a sensitive portrait of a complex woman who was one of Arkansass dominant figures. Traditional mother of six children, gardener, thinker, and provocative conversationalist, Roberta Fulbright became a sudden widow at age forty-nine. She eventually took charge of the inherited, fragmented business holdings originally assembled by her husband, Jay, and molded them into a multi-enterprise family firm. As such, she emerged as an influential newspaper publisher and columnist, bank president, savvy business owner, and conscientious civic crusader. Through her own self-confidence and canny business sense, she became a formidable competitor in Fayettevilles male-dominated business establishment.