April 8th, 2013

Female Secret Service agents in the 60s

I'm trying to find out the kinds of roles women would have in the US Secret Service in the 1960s. Would it have been possible to get hired as a field agent or would they have been automatically shifted to more administrative/secretarial roles?

I've tried wikipedia and doing some searches with 'history of the US secret service' and 'female agents in the US secret service', but I think my Google-fu's off right now.

Thanks in advance.