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Upon retiring from the mayor's office in 1992, Whitmire joined Rice University as the Director of the Rice Institute for Policy Analysis and held the Tsanoff Lectureship in Public Affairs teaching public policy, management, and political science courses. In addition, she was a commentator on public issues for KHOU TV and a talk show host for KPRC Radio in Houston. In 1994, she was appointed President and CEO of Junior Achievement, Inc. in Colorado. In 1995 and 1996, Whitmire served as lecturer on Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and was a Fellow at Harvard's Institute of Politics. She has lectured extensively on local government, economic development, and women's issues in various countries in Eastern Europe, South Asia, and the Middle East. In 1993 and 1996, she chaired policy development panels for Join Together, a national resource for communities fighting substance abuse. Whitmire served as a member of the Board of Directors of the New York Stock Exchange and advisor to the Kellogg Foundation's National Leadership Program. She was the Director of Abt. Associates, Inc., an international research corporation in Massachusetts and serves as vice-chair of the Board of Scenic America, a national advocacy group for the scenic environment, and as a member of the Board of the Police Foundation, a research organization in Washington, D.C. She served on the National Health Tracking Advisory Committee for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and was a member of the Board of the American Leadership Forum. Whitmire married again in 2002 to Alan J. Whelms and currently resides in Hawaii. This series contains materials documenting Whitmire's last days as Houston's mayor and her activities within the year following her defeat.


  • Other: 1991-1992

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From the Collection: 9.0 linear feet

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