Vera Hirschberg's many credentials include working as staff writer for the Pacific Stars and Stripes in Tokyo, Japan, as Newsweek correspondent in Guatemala (1964-1965), as staff writer for the New York Journal of Commerce (1969-1970), and as an editor for the National Journal (1970-1972). She served as President Nixon’s speechwriter and as director of women’s programs in the White House from 1972 to 1974. She then worked at the Department of Housing and Urban Development from 1974 to 1975 and in 1975 became the Deputy Special Assistant to the Secretary of Public Affairs in the Department of the Treasury, where she remained until becoming U. S. Senator William Roth, Jr.’s press secretary in 1977. She became the Public Affairs Director in the White House conference on Library and Information Services in 1978 and then worked as a speech writer for NASA beginning in 1980, where she remained until 1992. Since 1992 she has authored numerous newspaper and magazine articles.
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