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    *US First Ladies*

    The First Lady duties is hostess of the White House, she is also in charge of all social and ceremonial events of the White House.The Office of the First Lady is an entity of the White House Office, part of the Executive Office of the President.As of July 8, 2011,there are five living former First Ladies: Rosalynn Carter, wife of Jimmy Carter; Nancy Reagan, widow of Ronald Reagan; Barbara Bush, wife of George H. W. Bush; Rodham Clinton, wife of Bill Clinton; Laura Bush, wife of George W. Bush


    *US First Ladies*

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    Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama (born January 17, 1964) is the wife of the 44th and incumbent President of the United States, Barack Obama, and is the first African-American First Lady of the United States. They have two children.

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    Laura Lane Welch Bush(born November 4,1946)is the wife of the 43rd President of the US, George W. Bush.She was the First Lady from January 20,2001-January 20, 2009.Polled by Gallup as one of the most popular first ladies,Bush was involved in issues of concern to children and women.Her major initiatives included education and women's health.She also focused on early child development.To date, Bush is the only First Lady to have given birth to twins.They have 2 children

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    Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton(born October 26, 1947)is the 67th U S Secretary of State,serving President Barack Obama.She was a U S Senator for New York from 2001-2009.As the wife of the 42nd President of the US, Bill Clinton, she was the First Lady of the US from 1993-2001.In the 2008 election,Clinton was a leading candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination.She is regarded as the most openly empowered presidential wife in American history,save for Eleanor Roosevelt.They have one Child

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    Barbara Pierce Bush(born June 8, 1925)is the wife of the 41st President of the US George H. W. Bush, and served as First Lady of the US from 1989-1993.She is the mother of the 43rd President George W Bush.Her cause as First Lady was literacy,calling it "the most important issue we have"She became involved with many literacy organizations,served on literacy committees and chaired many reading organizations.She helped develop the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy.They have six children.

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    Nancy Davis Reagan(born Anne Frances Robbins;July 6,1921)is the widow of former US President Ronald Reagan, First Lady of the US from 1981-1989 She championed recreational drug prevention causes by founding the"Just Say No"drug awareness campaign,which was considered her major initiative as first lady.Nancy restored a Kennedy-esque glamor to the White House following years of lax formality,and her interest in high-end fashion garnered much attention,as well as criticism They had 2 children

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    Eleanor Rosalynn Carter(born Eleanor Rosalynn Smith;August 18, 1927)is the wife of the former President of the US Jimmy Carter and in that capacity served as the First Lady of the US from 1977 to 1981.As First Lady and after, she has been a leading advocate for numerous causes,perhaps most prominently for mental health research.She was politically active in her White House years as her husband's closest adviser and sat in on Cabinet and policy meetings.The couple had four children.

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    Elizabeth Ann Bloomer Warren Ford (April 8,1918-July 8,2011),better known as Betty Ford,was First Lady of the US from 1974-1977, husband Gerald Ford.As First Lady she was active in social policy.Ford was noted for raising breast cancer awareness following her 1974 mastectomy and was a passionate supporter of and activist for,the Equal Rights.Pro-choice on abortion and a leader in the Women's Movement,she gained fame as one of the most candid first ladies in history. They had 4 children

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    Thelma Catherine "Pat" Ryan Nixon (March 16, 1912-June 22,1993)was the wife of Richard Nixon,37th President of the United States,and was First Lady of the United States from 1969-1974.As First Lady,Pat Nixon promoted a number of charitable causes including volunteerism.She oversaw the collection of more than 600 pieces of historic art and furnishings for the White House,She was the most traveled First Lady in U.S. history,a record unsurpassed until twenty-five years later.They had two daughters.

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    Claudia Alta"Lady Bird"Taylor Johnson(December 22,1912 -July 11, 2007)was First Lady of the U S(1963-69)during the presidency of her husband Lyndon B. Johnson.As First Lady, she broke new ground by interacting directly with Congress, employing her own press secretary, and making a solo electioneering tour.Johnson was a lifelong advocate for beautifying the nation's cities and highways ("Where flowers bloom, so does hope")The couple had two daughters

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    Jacqueline "Jackie" Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis July 28,1929 -May 19,1994)was the wife of the 35th President of the US,John F. Kennedy,and served as First Lady of the U S during his presidency from 1961 until his assassination in 1963. Five years later she married Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis; She is remembered for her contributions to the arts and preservation of historic architecture, her style,elegance,and grace.A fashion icon. They had 4 children.

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    #36 Mamie Geneva Doud Eisenhower (November 14,-1896-November 1,1979)was the wife of President Dwight D. Eisenhower,First Lady of the US from 1953 to1961.Dwight age 25,married Mamie,age 19, on July 1,1916.moved frequently between military quarters in many postings.As First Lady,she entertained a wide range of foreign dignitaries,who reacted well to her confident style and splendid costumes.Mrs. Eisenhower known as a penny pincher who clipped coupons for the White House staff.They had two children

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    #35 Bess Truman (née Elizabeth Virginia Wallace) (February 13, 1885 – October 18, 1982), was the wife of Harry S. Truman and First Lady of the United States from 1945 to 1953.She had known her future husband since they attended the same school in Independence, Missouri. were married on June 28, 1919, At 34 and 35, As First Lady, she did not enjoy big social events, and was relieved to quit Washington. Dying at 97, she remains the longest-lived First Lady. They had one daughter.

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    #34 Anna Eleanor Roosevelt October 11, 1884 – November 7, 1962) was the First Lady of the United States from 1933 to 1945. Roosevelt, age 20, married Franklin, age 23, her fifth-cousin once removed, on March 17, 1905. Roosevelt received 48 honorary degrees during her life.They had six children, five of whom survived infancy

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    #33 Lou Henry Hoover(March 29, 1874- January 7, 1944)was the wife of President of the U S Herbert Hoover and First Lady,1929-1933. Both Hoover and Lou Henry were aged 24 when they married on February 10, 1899 During World War I, Mrs. Hoover helped him in providing relief for Belgian refugees. As First Lady, she oversaw construction of the presidential retreat at Rapidan Camp in Virginia. She was the first First Lady to make regular radio broadcasts.The Hoovers had two sons

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    #31 Grace Anna Goodhue Coolidge (January 3,1879-July 8, 1957)was the wife of Calvin Coolidge and First Lady of the US from 1923 to 1929.She contributed greatly to her husband's rise to office, balancing his natural shyness with her own outgoing style,though he never discussed politics with her.She proved an exceptionally popular White House hostess. On Oct 4, 1905,Coolidge(age 33)married Grace(age 26),In 1931 she was voted one of America's twelve greatest living women.The Coolidges had two sons

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    #31 Mabel Kling "Flossie" Harding (previously DeWolfe; August 15, 1860, Marion,Ohio-November 21, 1924),wife of President Warren G. Harding,was the First Lady of the US from 1921 to 1923.She married the somewhat-younger Harding when he was a newspaper publisher in Ohio, and she was acknowledged as the brains behind the business. Known as The Duchess, she adapted well to the White House, where she gave notably elegant parties.Warren, aged 25, married Florence, aged 30.

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    #30 Edith White Bolling Galt Wilson (October 15,1872-December 28, 1961),second wife of U.S.President Woodrow Wilson,was First Lady of the US from 1915-1921.She has been labeled"the Secret President"and"the first woman to run the government"for the role she played after her husband suffered a severe stroke in October 1919 She has also been called"the first female president of the US.President Wilson, aged 58,married Edith Bolling Galt, aged 43,on December 18, 1915.

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    Margaret Woodrow Wilson(16 April 1886,Gainesville,Georgia-12 February 1944,Pondicherry,India) was the daughter of President Woodrow Wilson and Ellen Louise Axson.After her mother's death in 1914. She served as the First Lady of the United States until Woodrow's second marriage in 1915.

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    #29 Ellen Axson Wilson(May 15,1860- August 6, 1914),first wife of Woodrow Wilson,was First Lady of the US from 1913 until her death.Thomas Woodrow Wilson first saw her when he was about three and she was only a baby.Wilson, aged 28, married Ellen, aged 25, on June 24,1885,she died from Bright's disease in the White House on August 6, 1914.The Wilsons had three daughters

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    #28 Helen Louise Herron"Nellie"Taft (June 2,1861-May 22,1943)was the wife of William Howard Taft and First Lady of the US from 1909-1913,she met William Howard Taft at a bobsledding party in Cincinnati,Taft married Nellie on June 19,1886.As First Lady,she was the first wife of a president to ride alongside her husband down Pennsylvania Avenue on Inauguration Day.Mrs.Taft arranged for the planting of the 3,000 Japanese cherry trees that grace the Washington Tidal Basin.Had two sons and a daughter

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    #27 Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt (August 6, 1861 – September 30, 1948) was the second wife of Theodore Roosevelt and served as First Lady of the United States during his presidency from 1901 to 1909.Edith grew up next door to Theodore "T.R." Roosevelt in New York . She was T.R.'s first real playmate outside his immediate family.The year after his first wife's death, T.R. ran into Edith at his sister's house. They began seeing each other again. They had 6 Children, one was a stepdaughter to her.

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    Mary Scott Harrison McKee (April 3, 1858 – October 28, 1930) was the first lady to her father President Benjamin Harrison, when her mother, Caroline Harrison, was seriously ill and then died.

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    #26 Ida Saxton McKinley(June 8, 1847-May 26,1907)wife of William McKinley,was First Lady of the U S from 1897-1901.Mrs. McKinley broke down under the loss of her mother and two infant daughters(only Children)within a short span of time.She developed epilepsy and became totally dependent on her husband.The President's patient devotion and loving attention was the talk of the capital. The assassination of her husband by Leon Czolgosz in Sept 1901,Mrs.McKinley lost much of her will to live.

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    #24 Caroline Lavinia Scott Harrison(October 1,1832-October 25,1892)wife of Benjamin Harrison,was first lady of the US from 1889 until her death.It was in Cincinnati that young Caroline met one of her father's students, Benjamin Harrison.Married on October 20, 1853.Mrs. Harrison was noted for her elegant White House receptions and dinners.In late 1891,however,she began to battle tuberculosis,They had a son and a daughter

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    #23 Frances Clara Folsom Cleveland Preston (July 21, 1864 – October 29, 1947) was the wife of the President of the United States Grover Cleveland and the 27th first lady of the United States from 1886 to 1889 and again from 1893 to 1897. Becoming first lady at age 21, she remains the youngest first lady to this day. Cleveland was the only president to be married in the White House.They had three daughters and two sons.

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