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Cheryl Stephens Rork
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Bess Truman Bess was a significant presence in her husband's administration, Harry consulted Bess about crucial decisions as President, it seems clear from his extensive correspondence to her that she wielded a sizable influence over his executive decision-making. Indeed, Harry referred to Bess as his "chief advisor" and "full partner in all transactions -- politically and otherwise." 33rd #President of the United States 35th #FirstLady
First Ladies and Their Causes
Mary Todd Lincoln, born December 13, 1818, served as first lady during one of the most difficult eras in U.S. history. Her activities during the Civil War to provide relief for soldiers and former slaves were overshadowed by her erratic behavior during her term as first lady and for her immense grief after Lincoln's assassination.
Betty Ford's Distinctive Style
Betty Ford died on Friday, and while most obits are focussing on her life as a First Lady/ feminist/founder of the most famous rehab clinic in the world, we think her sense of style deserves a nod, too. Pretty much everyone ignores the fashion of first ladies between Onassis and Obama, and it's just not right. So we've rounded up our favorite Betty Ford looks, and hope you can cull some inspiration.
America’s First Ladies, #43: Laura Welch Bush
Laura Lane Welch would one day become our nation’s forty-third First Lady. Before that, she was an only child who loved to read, and who had an excellent education. She also had a career as a teacher and librarian before marrying future US President George W. Bush and securing her place in US history.
Painted Ladies of the White House
There were a number of firsts with the painting of Hillary Clinton's portrait. The first African American portrait artist Simmie Knox did a tandem of her and President's Clinton's official oil portraits. She is wearing a pantsuit with her hand touching her best selling book with an example of historic White House China on the table. The painting hangs on the Ground floor in the Hall. Portraits courtesy of the White House Collection.