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28 Iconic Style Moments by First Ladies of the U.S.

First Lady Letitia Christian Tyler, circa 1815, wife of President John Tyler. Born on a Virginia plantation, she suffered a stroke two years before her husband's inauguration, which left her confined to a wheelchair.

First Lady Letitia Christian Tyler, circa was the first wife of President John Tyler. She suffered a stroke two years before Tyler became president, which left her confined to a wheelchair. She died while in the White House in

Lady Eliza Johnson, wife of Andrew Johnson

Martha Johnson Patterson - was the daughter of President Andrew Johnson and Eliza McCardle Johnson; wife of United States Senator David Trotter Patterson; she served as White House hostess during her father's term,

Rose Elizabeth Cleveland  was the First Lady of the United States for brother U.S. President Grover as well as a pro-temperance and pro-suffrage supporter;

Rose Elizabeth Cleveland - sister and first lady to President Grover Cleveland until 1886

Dolley Payne Todd 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.

Angelica Singleton Van Buren: She assumed the post because President Martin Van Buren's wife Hannah Hoes had died 17 years earlier and he remained unwed throughout the rest of his life. She was known as a sophisticated First Lady

Rutherford B. Hayes Wife Lucy Ware Webb - Google Search

As first lady, Lucy Hayes, wife of Rutherford Hayes, started the custom of inviting children for egg rolling at Easter on the White House lawn.

Ida McKinley..... A tender hearted women who dearly loved her husband, William. Together they grieved the loss of two babies. Ida never recovered from the heart break. She also suffered from seizures. President McKinley broke protocol during White House dinners in order to have his wife seated next to him. He was aware of an impending seizure and he would cover her face with a handkerchief without missing a beat of conversation.  So devoted was he that when he was shot, his only…

America's First Ladies: From Martha Washington to Today

Ida McKinley A portrait of First Lady Ida Saxton McKinley, wife of President William McKinley

Bess Wallace Truman, First Lady 1945-1953

First Lady ~~Bess Truman (née Elizabeth Virginia Wallace; February 1885 – October was the wife of Harry S. Truman and First Lady of the United States from 1945 to 1953

June 22 – d. Pat Nixon, First Lady of the United States (b. 1912)

First Lady to wear pants in public. Pat Nixon ~ “I just want to go down in history as the wife of the President.” Nixon, Pat~~Richard Nixon’s wife created White House tours for the blind and deaf, and was the first first lady to wear pants in public.

Biography.com presents Eliza Johnson, who became First Lady after the Lincoln assassination, when her husband Andrew assumed the presidency.

First Lady of The United States, Eliza Johnson married to President Andrew Johnson

Ellen Lewis Herndon Arthur or 'Nell,' circa 1865, wife of President Chester A Arthur. She was noted for her beautiful contralto voice, and died of pneumonia a year before her husband became president.

Doppelgänger for Melanie Hamilton Wilkes! Ellen Lewis Herndon Arthur A portrait of First Lady Ellen Arthur, wife of President Chester Alan Arthur

Abigail Powers Filmore - 1798-1853 They met while she was a new teacher & her oldest student at 19 was Millard Filmore. After a long courtship, they married in 1826. They had 2 children. She died at 55 of pnuemonia.

A teacher, Abigail Powers Fillmore taught her future husband, Millard Fillmore (president 1850 - and helped him develop his potential and enter politics.

August 15, 1860: Florence Harding, the first lady of the United States from 1921 to 1923 as the wife of President Warren G. Harding, is born Florence Kling in Marion, Ohio.

August Florence Harding, the first lady of the United States from 1921 to 1923 as the wife of President Warren G. Harding, is born Florence Kling in Marion, Ohio.

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