July 4th Don't celebrate just another Holiday-celebrate today because it is the day that gave us the right to celebrate all the holidays.
Dolley Madison embroidered gown back..but she was not just a pretty lady, she was a smart, accomplished woman. She returned to DC after her husband's death in 1817 & was the 1st woman to serve in the House of Representatives until her death at 81 years old. Juist amazing! President Taylor called her the "First Lady" for over half a century...the phase stuck and First Ladies became the norm...
Dorothea Payne Todd Madison (Dolly Madison), unofficial First Lady to U.S. President Thomas Jefferson, and official First Lady to President James Madison. For half a century she was the most important woman in the social circles of America. To this day she remains one of the best known and best loved ladies of the White House.
Bess Truman Bess was a significant presence in her husband's administration, Harry consulted Bess about crucial decisions as President, it seems clear from his extensive correspondence to her that she wielded a sizable influence over his executive decision-making. Indeed, Harry referred to Bess as his "chief advisor" and "full partner in all transactions -- politically and otherwise." 33rd #President of the United States 35th #FirstLady