Helm, Edith Benham, 1874-1962

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Social secretary at the White House.

From the description of Edith Benham Helm papers, 1915-1961. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83145888

Biographical Note

  • 1874: Born, Staten Island, N.Y.
  • 1915 - 1919 : Social secretary to Edith Bolling Galt Wilson
  • 1919: Accompanied the presidential party to the Peace Conference, Paris, France
  • 1920: Married Rear Admiral James M. Helm (died 1927)
  • 1933 - 1953 : White House social secretary to Eleanor Roosevelt and Bess Wallace Truman
  • 1954: Published The Captains and the Kings. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons
  • 1962, Aug. 7: Died, Washington, D.C.

From the guide to the Edith Benham Helm Papers, 1915-1961, (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
correspondedWith Brown, John Mason, 1900-1969 person
associatedWith Ford, John, 1895-1973 person
correspondedWith Furman, Bess, 1894-1969. person
correspondedWith Hamlin, Charles S. (Charles Sumner), 1861-1938. person
associatedWith Newhaus, Estella. person
associatedWith Paris Peace Conference (1919-1920) corporateBody
associatedWith Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945. person
associatedWith Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972. person
associatedWith White House (Washington, D.C.) corporateBody
associatedWith White House (Washington, D.C.). Office of the Chief of Social Entertainments. corporateBody
associatedWith Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924. person
correspondedWith Woollcott, Alexander, 1887-1943 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Washington (D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
World War, 1914-1918
Social secretaries


Birth 1874

Death 1962


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