Biography and History

Margaret DeBardeleben Tutwiler was born on December 28,1950 in Birmingham, Alabama. Tutwiler earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa in 1973. From July 1975 to July 1976, she assumed the job of Executive Director of Gerald Ford's Committee for Alabama. She became Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs and Public Liaison for the United States Department of the Treasury from 1985 through 1988. From November 1988 to January 1989, she was senior advisor for the transition team of the U.S. Department of State. Tutwiler served briefly as consultant for the Department of State before she was promoted in March 1989 to Assistant Secretary of State and spokesperson for the United States Department of State. In March 2001, President George W. Bush nominated Margaret Tutwiler to be U.S. Ambassador to Morocco. She served in this role until 2003, when she became Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy. She had been the Executive Vice President for Communications and Government Relations at the New York Stock Exchange from 2004 through 2007, at which time she became head of Global Communications and Public Affairs at Merrill Lynch.

Source: From the finding aid for MC252

  • James A. Baker III Oral History Collection. 1991-2016 (inclusive).

    Call Number: MC212

    The James A. Baker III Oral History Project is a joint project run by the Seeley G. Mudd Library at Princeton University and the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University. The collection consists of transcripts and audio files of interviews with individuals who knew and worked closely with James A. Baker III during his career in politics and public service.

  • Margaret Tutwiler diaries. 1989-1992 (inclusive).

    Call Number: MC252

    Four diaries document the work and life of Margaret Tutwiler during her time as Assistant Secretary of State during the George H. W. Bush presidential administration.

  • Margaret Tutwiler diaries. 1989-1992 (inclusive).

    Call Number: MC252

    Four diaries document the work and life of Margaret Tutwiler during her time as Assistant Secretary of State during the George H. W. Bush presidential administration.