First Ladies: Lady Bird Johnson

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Claudia Alta “Lady Bird” Johnson broke new ground by interacting directly with Congress, employing her own press secretary, and making a solo electioneering tour as First Lady. She was the wife of Lyndon B. Johnson. Claudia Alta Taylor was born … Continued

First Ladies: Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy

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Jacqueline Lee “Jackie” Kennedy Onassis was the wife of President John F. Kennedy. She worked to renovate the White House and discover the history of the house. She was also present when her husband was assassinated. Jacqueline Lee “Jackie” Bouvier … Continued

First Ladies: Elizabeth Virginia Wallace Truman

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Elizabeth Virginia “Bess” Truman was the wife of President Harry S. Truman. She currently holds the record of longest-lived First Lady, at 97 years and 8 months. Elizabeth Virginia “Bess” Wallace was born on February 13, 1885 in Independence, Missouri. … Continued

First Ladies: Anna Eleanor Roosevelt

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Eleanor Roosevelt is one of the best known, but controversial First Ladies we’ve had. She was outspoken, independently minded and was regarded at the time of her death as “one of the most esteemed women in the world”. Anna Eleanor … Continued

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