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Edith Roosevelt - 2nd wife of Theodore Roosevelt. Married in 1896,at 25. She was the ultimate First Lady, as she guarded her family's privacy, while acting as a gentle, high-bred hostess, never critical and always tolerant in the little insincerities of political life. She gave birth to 5 children & was stepmother to Alice, in which there was a love-hate relationship. She died at 87 - 29 years after her husband in Oyster Bay, NY.

Lucy Ann Stanton, the first black American woman to receive a four-year college degree. Born in Cleveland on Oct. 16, 1831, she entered Oberlin College in the mid-1840s. She became president of the Oberlin Ladies Literary Society and in 1850 delivered the graduation address entitled "A Plea For The Oppressed," an anti-slavery speech.

Former First Ladies Edith Wilson, Eleanor Roosevelt and Bess Truman headlined a 1950s Democratic Party fundraiser.

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Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962). A remarkable woman. As wife of the 32nd President, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt challenged and transformed the historically ceremonial, behind-the-scenes First Lady role. She iparticipated in radio broadcasts, wrote a daily syndicated column, "My Day," and held weekly, women-only press conferences (she was the first presidential wife to do so) to discuss women's issues, her daily activities and breaking news.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton - USA - 1848: Stanton was an American social activist, abolitionist, and leading figure of the early women's rights movement. Her Declaration of Sentiments, presented at the first women's rights convention held in 1848 in Seneca Falls, New York, is often credited with initiating the first organized women's rights and women's suffrage movements in the United States. #womens #history #women in #politics

The living former Presidents of the United States of America, here with the current president, March 2012: George H. W. Bush (1989-1993), Barack Obama (2009-present), George W. Bush (2001-2009), William Clinton (1993-2001), James Carter (1976-1981)

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Eleanor Roosevelt took advantage of her role as First Lady and spoke out about children's and women's rights, as well as human rights. Instead of staying in the back, she held press conferences where she was a voice for racial discrimination and the poor. She is now considered one of the first public officials to publicize important issues through the mass media.

Benazir Bhutto - Pakistan - 2007: Benazir Bhutto was the first female Prime Minister of a Muslim country. She served from 1988-1990 and 1993-1996. She founded the Pakistan Peoples' Party (PPP) and was running for parliament again in 2008 when she was suddenly assassinated. #womens #history #powerful #asian #religious #muslim #women in #politics