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  • sheila mckenney

    Dolley Payne Todd Madison (May 20, 1768 – July 12, 1849) wife of James Madison, President of the United States from 1809 to 1817. Noted for her social gifts, which boosted her husband’s popularity as President, defining the role of the title First Lady. Dolley Madison also helped to furnish the newly constructed White House. When the British set fire to it in 1814, she was credited with saving the classic portrait of George Washington. In widowhood, she often lived in poverty.

  • Breanna Simpson

    Dolly Madison May 20, 1768 – July 12, 1849) was the spouse of the fourth President of the United States, James Madison, and was First Lady of the United States from 1809 to 1817. She was notable for her social gifts and helped define the role of the First Lady. Her success as a hostess contributed to increasing the popularity of Madison as president. For the wax museum...

  • Liz Manners Keogh

    Dolley Madison...born in NC. wife of our 4th President James Madison...saved White House's historic Gilbert Stuart portrait of George Washington from certain destruction by advancing British troops during the War of 1812. Thomas Jefferson took charge of the entertaining details at the White House during his presidency, as his wife had died 18 years prior; whenever he had women dinner guests, he invited Dolley Madison (1768-1849), the wife of Secretary of State James Madison, as his escort.

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Dolly Madison, wife of the fourth President of the United States, James Madison, and friend of the third President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson. Born in Greensboro, NC on May 20, 1768.

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