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First Ladies | First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton and former First Lady, Lady Bird Johnson

Lady Bird Johnson and Hillary Clinton at the White House, 2000

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In 1982, on her 70th birthday, Lady Bird Johnson established the National Wildflower Research Center with a gift of 60 acres near Austin, TX. She gave it the "mission of increasing the sustainable use and conservation of native wildflowers, plants, and landscapes." Later she purchased 40 more acres. It now spans nearly 300 acres of trails, buildings, meadows, and gardens with more than 700 plant species on display, and a fully developed education program.

Lady Bird Johnson, First Lady of wildflowers!

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Jackie Kennedy + her famous triple strand of pearls (Kenneth Jay Lane?) at a campaign dinner, 1960.

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First Lady Bird Johnson with her daughters Luci Baines and Lynda Bird pose in New York City on Jan. 12, 1961. They are modeling the gowns they will wear at the Presidential Inaugural Ball on Jan. 20, 1961.

A thoughtful, candid picture of pre-First Lady Jackie.

Claudia "Lady Bird" Johnson 1912-2007, born in Karnack, TX, First Lady of the US during the presidency of LBJ

July 12, 2011: Funeral of former First Lady Betty Ford at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Palm Desert, Calif. In attendance were three former First Ladies as well as the current First Lady. From left: Nancy Reagan, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Rosalynn Carter and Michelle Obama. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

America's First Ladies: Abigail Adams: She was remembered for the many letters she wrote to her husband who sought her advice on matters of government and politics during the American Revolutionary War

All First Ladies are Cool: Eleanor Carter: She was a leading advocate for research on mental health and one of her husband's closest advisers. She also served as an envoy abroad, most notably to Latin America. Refugees became a leading cause for her later in life.

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At Home With Presidential Families

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The story of First Lady Grace Coolidge and Rebecca the raccoon. (Follow link for story)

First Lady Grace Coolidge shows off her pet racoon, Rebecca, at the White House Easter Egg Roll April 18, 1927.

The official portrait of First Lady Grace Coolidge includes her white collie Rob Roy. She was a known animal lover.

Grace Coolidge and Rebecca

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Martha Washington: "I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances." Martha Washington Born June 21, 1731, the 1st "First Lady".

First Lady Edith Kermit Carew Roosevelt, wife of Theodore, circa 1890-1910. Via Brady-Handy Collection, Library of Congress.

In the Jazz Age, Florence Harding (L) and her successor Grace Coolidge (R) made a few of the new moves of that era’s popular dance style known today as the Charleston. Mrs. Harding was glimpsed briefly in a newsreel making some quick circular steps as a Navy jazz band played popular music on a cruise she hosted for young college women graduates in June 1921. Mrs. Coolidge, on the other hand, simply learned a few Charleston steps from her teenage sons in the private quarters.

Harriet Lane (1830-1903), niece of lifelong bachelor President James Buchanan, acted as First Lady from 1857 to 1861. Harriet was a popular hostess and used her position to promote social causes, such as improving the living conditions of Native Americans in reservations. The presidential yacht was named for her. She had acquired a sizable art collection, which was bequeathed to the Smithsonian and left money to the John Hopkins Hospital to help invalid children.

First Lady Abigail Powers began teaching at a country school in NY when she was 16. In 1818 a 19-year-old named Millard Fillmore enrolled in her class. They were engaged a year later and, after a long courtship, they married in 1826, when Abigail was 27. She continued teaching until the birth of her first child. In 1849 Fillmore became vice-president; 16 months later he became President (after the death of Zachary Taylor). She died just 26 days after leaving the White House.

First Lady Nancy Reagan with Queen Elizabeth II.

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First Lady Jackie Kennedy with Queen Elizabeth II.