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First ladies of the United States : a biographical dictionary

First ladies of the United States : a biographical dictionary

Author: Robert P Watson
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Lynne Rienner Publishers, Boston, Mass. : Credo Reference, 2001 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Whether editing speeches and appearing on the campaign trail, presiding over White House renovations and social events, championing important causes, or functioning as the president's most trusted adviser, first ladies have made significant contributions to the heads-of-state's careers and to the nation. Yet, the accomplishments of those who have acted as the power behind the presidency have gone largely unreported

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Electronic books
Biography Dictionaries
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
x, 327 p. : ports
(DLC) 00028068
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert P Watson
ISBN: 9781849724302 184972430X
OCLC Number: 941857314
Description: 1 online resource (58 entries) : 83 images, digital files
Contents: Introduction: Powers behind the presidency --
Martha Dandridge Curtis Washington --
Abigail Smith Adams --
Martha "Patsy" Jefferson Mann and Mary "Polly" Jefferson Eppes --
Dolley Payne Todd Madison --
Elizabeth Kortright Monroe --
Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams --
Emily Tennessee Donelson and Sarah Yorke Jackson --
Angelica Singleton Van Buren --
Anna Tuthill Symmes Harrison --
Letitia Christian Tyler --
Julia Gardiner Tyler --
Sarah Childress Polk --
Margaret Mackall Smith Taylor --
Abigail Powers Fillmore --
Jane Means Appleton Pierce --
Harriet Rebecca Lane Johnston --
Mary Ann Todd Lincoln --
Eliza McCardle Johnson --
Julia Dent Grant --
Lucy Ware Webb Hayes --
Lucretia Rudolph Garfield --
Mary Arthur McElroy --
Frances Clara Folsom Cleveland --
Caroline Lavinia Scott Harrison --
Ida Saxton McKinley --
Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt --
Helen Herron Taft --
Ellen Louise Axson Wilson --
Edith Bolling Galt Wilson --
Florence Kling Harding --
Grace Anna Goodhue Coolidge --
Lou Henry Hoover --
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt --
Elizabeth "Bess" Virginia Wallace Truman --
Mary Geneva "Mamie" Doud Eisenhower --
Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis --
Claudia Alta "Lady Bird" Taylor Johnson --
Thelma Catherine "Pat" Ryan Nixon --
Elizabeth "Betty" Bloomer Ford --
Eleanor Rosalyn Smith Carter --
Anne Frances "Nancy" Robbins Davis Reagan --
Barbara Pierce Bush --
Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton --
Laura Welch Bush --
Appendix 1: Formal education of the First Ladies --
Appendix 2: First Ladies' birthplaces --
Appendix 3: Ages on becoming First Lady --
Appendix 4: First ladies' presidential marriages --
Appendix 5: Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson --
Appendix 6: Rachel Donelson Jackson --
Appendix 7: Hannah Hoes Van Buren --
Appendix 8: Ellen Lewis Herndon Arthur.
Responsibility: Robert P. Watson.


Systematically profiling the 43 first ladies from Martha Washington to Hillary Clinton, these biographies examine each first lady's early years and education, family life, presidential years and  Read more...


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