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The First Ladies
1 Martha Dandridge Custis Washington
1731-1802

President Husband:
George Washington
1st President
Most Notable:

-First Lady of the United States
 
-First Husband was Daniel Parke Custis

-Had four children

-Married to Daniel 1750-1757 and George 1759-1799

-Died at Mount Vernon
 
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
11 Sarah Childress
POLK
1803-1891

President Husband:
James K. Polk
11th President
Most Notable:

- Had no children but raised nephew, Marshall Tate Polk

- Nickname "Sahara Sarah"

- Is buried with President Polk at the Tennessee State Capitol
Obituary
         
13 Abigail Powers
FILLMORE
1798-1853

President Husband:
Millard Fillmore
13th President
Most Notable:

- 1st Wife of Millard

- Had 1 son and 1 daughter

- Died of Pneumonia
Obituary
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
20 Lucretia Rudolph
GARFIELD
1832-1918

President Husband:
James Garfield
20th President
Most Notable:

- Had five children

-Born in Ohio

-Died in Pasadena, California

-Husband Assasinated
Obituary
21 Ellen Lewis Herndon
ARTHUR
1837-1880

President Husband
Chester A. Arthur
21st President
Most Notable:

-Died at age 42 of Pneumonia
Obituary
22 & 24 Frances Clara Folsom
CLEVELAND
1864-1947

President Husband:
Grover Cleveland
22nd & 24th President
Most Notable:

-First Presidential Marriage. She and Grover were married in the Blue Room at the White House June 2nd, 1886.

-Had five children

-Remarried after Cleveland's death to Thomas J. Preston Jr.
Biography
Obituary
23 Caroline Lavinia Scott
HARRISON
1832-1892

President Husband :
Benjamin Harrison
23rd President
Most Notable:

-Had 3 children, but one daughter died shortly after birth

- Died of tuberculosis while husband still in office
Obituary
25 Ida Saxton
McKINLEY
1847-1907

President Husband:
William McKinley
25th President
Most Notable:

-Had Epilepsy

-Had two daughters. Both died in childhood
Biography
Obituary
26 Edith Kermit Carow
ROOSEVELT
1861-1948

President Husband:
Theodore Roosevelt
26th President
Most Notable:

-Had five children and one step-daughter

-Was Theodore's second wife

-Was well traveled. Visited Europe many times.
Obituary
27 Helen Louise Herron
"Nellie"
TAFT
1861-1943

President Husband:
William Taft
27th President
Most Notable:

-Suffered a stroke two months after entering the Whitehouse.

-Had three children
Obituary
         
         
         
         
         
32 Anna Eleanor Roosevelt
ROOSEVELT
1884-1962

President Husband:
Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd President
Most Notable:

-Her husband was her father's fifth cousin

- Had six children, one died in infancy

-Was struck by a car in NYC in April 1960
FDR's Will
Pension
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
44 Michelle LaVaughn Robinson OBAMA

President Husband:
Barack Obama
44th President
   
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