American First Ladies

The First Lady of the United States is the hostess of the White House. The role is usually, but (contrary to popular belief) not always, filled by the wife of the president; bachelor and widowed presidents have had daughters, sisters, nieces or friends as their first ladies. It is unknown what the protocol will be should a woman become president. (See also Presidents of the United States.)
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NameYearsOther Names
Abigail Adams1797-1801
Louisa Adams1825-1829
Barbara Bush1989-1993
Laura Bush2001-2009
Rosalynn Carter1977-1981
Frances Folsom Cleveland1886-1889; 1893-1897
Rose Cleveland1885-1886
Hillary Rodham Clinton1993-2001
Grace Coolidge1923-1929
Emily Donelson1829-1836
Mamie Eisenhower1953-1961
Abigail Fillmore1850-1853
Betty Ford1974-1977
Lucretia Rudolph Garfield1881
Julia Grant1869-1877
Florence Harding1921-1923
Anna Harrison1841
Caroline Harrison1889-1892
Jane Irwin Harrison1841
Lucy Webb Hayes1877-1881
Lou Henry Hoover1929-1933
Sarah Yorke Jackson1834-1837
Martha Jefferson Randolph1801-1809
Claudia "Lady Bird" Johnson1963-1969
Eliza McCardle Johnson1865-1869
Jacqueline Kennedy1961-1963
Harriet Lane1857-1861
Mary Todd Lincoln1861-1865
Dolley Madison1801-1817
Mary Arthur McElroy1881-1885
Mary Harrison McKee1892-1893
Ida Saxton McKinley1897-1901
Elizabeth Kortright Monroe1817-1825
Pat Nixon1969-1974
Michelle Obama2009-2017
Jane Pierce1853-1857
Sarah Childress Polk1845-1849
Nancy Reagan1981-1989
Edith Roosevelt1901-1909
Eleanor Roosevelt1933-1945
Helen Herron Taft1909-1913
Margaret Taylor1849-1850
Elizabeth Truman1945-1953
Melania Trump2017-(Knavs)
Julia Gardiner Tyler1844-1845
Letitia Christian Tyler1841-1842
Priscilla Cooper Tyler1842-1844
Angelica Van Buren1837-1841
Martha Washington1789-1797
Edith Wilson1915-1921(Bolling)
Ellen Axson Wilson1913-1914
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