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Letitia Christian Tyler, wife of John Tyler, 10th president, died while he was in office. She had suffered a stroke prior to his presidency but was able to conduct business from her bedroom suite. She was a first lady for about one and a half years.
#11: James Knox Polk (1795-1849) was the 11th President of the United States (1845–1849). The Polk service decoration was the first time red, white and blue colors were ever used on official white house state dinner china. includes, on the border of most pieces, a polychrome shield of the United States behind the national motto on a floating ribbon/banner. (9.5" dinner plate)
President Gerald Ford and First Lady Betty Ford pause on the dance floor at a White House state dinner in honor of Egyptian President and Mrs. Anwar Sadat. October 27, 1975.