During the 1977 Big Passport Office Shake Up
Frances Knight lived until September 11, 1999
Frances Knight Parrish, 94, retired chief of the U.S. Passport Office and one of Washington's most fiery and resilient bureaucrats, died at Suburban Hospital on Sept. 11 after a series of strokes.
Barbara Watson was first African American woman to serve as chief of a State Department bureau. She became Administrator of the Bureau of Security and Consular Affairs on July 31, 1968, served until December 31, 1974, and was re-appointed on April 7, 1977. On August 17 of that year, she became Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs. In 1980 she became Ambassador to Malaysia. Listen to an audio tape of Miss Barbara Mae Watdon "International Women's Year National Women's Conference", November 18-21, 1977, Houston, Texas. (from Binghamton University - Houston National Women's Conference, November 1977 Recorded Speeches for WASM Update)
Sarasota Herald-Tribune - Jan 21, 1964