Martha Washington
Abigail Adams
Martha Jefferson
Dolley Madison
Elizabeth Monroe
Louisa Adams
Rachel Jackson
Hannah Van Buren
Letitia Tyler
Julia Tyler
Sarah Polk
Margaret Taylor
Abigail Fillmore
Jane Pierce
Harriet Lane Johnson
Mary Lincoln
Eliza Johnson
Julia Grant
Lucy Hayes
Lucretia Garfield
Ellen Arthur
Frances Cleveland
Caroline Harrison
Ida McKinley
Edith Roosevelt
Helen Taft
Ellen Wilson
Edith Wilson
Florence Harding
Grace Coolidge
Lou Hoover
Eleanor Roosevelt
Bess Truman
Mamie Eisenhower
Jacqueline Kennedy
Lady Bird Johnson
Pat Nixon
Betty Ford
Rosalynn Carter
Nancy Reagan
Barbara Bush
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Laura Bush
Michelle Obama



April 26, 2012: I am currently working on a new format for all of the pages about the first ladies. I hope to have it done in a few days. I am also adding pictures of most of the First Ladies. I can't find a public domain picture of a few. Hope you enjoy the new look.

Welcome to our site on First Ladies. In this list I have included all of the Presidents wives regardless if they actually served as a First Lady. Several of them died before their husbands became President of the United States. I thought they deserve a place in the history of the Presidents and First Ladies since they help shape their husband.

The phrase "First Lady" has been used for over 150 years to refer to the wife of the President of the United States. Many First Ladies were more popular than their husbands. Regardless of their popularity they all have played an important role in the history of the United States.
The information on the First Ladies is given in list form. I did this so students can gather the facts they think are important and incorporate them into their reports, projects, oral presentations, or other school related projects. Basic information includes: First Ladies, first name, her maiden name, her name from her first marriage if there was one, and her last name. Their is more infmation about all of the first ladies.

You may also wish to visit our site on facts and trivia about the U.S. Presidents.

You can send additions or corrections to jim@anewadventure.com. Please let me know the page and the error so I can make the correction or addition.

I hope you enjoy your visit and learn something while you are here.

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Sources of Information:

Books:
Barden, Cindy,Meet the First Ladies, Lorenz Corp.
Gormley, Beatrice,First Ladies: Women Who Called The White House Home (First Ladies) , Scholastic Paperbacks, 1997
Smith, Carter, Editor,Smithsonian Presidents and First Ladies DK Publishing, New York, 2002

Web Sites:
The White House: http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/firstladies/
Portraits of the Presidents and First Ladies: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/odmdhtml/