Category - America’s First Ladies

Sarah Childress Polk: America’s First Ladies #11

Sarah Childress Polk was the wife of James K. Polk, our 11th U.S. president. She was a prized catch on the political marriage market from the beginning, and made her own, unique mark on the office of...

Louisa Johnson Adams: America’s First Ladies #6

Louisa Johnson Adams was the wife of John Quincy Adams, the 6th president of the United States. Born in England, she was the only First Lady to be born on foreign soil until Melania Trump. With her...

Dolley Madison: America’s First Ladies #4

Dolley Madison was the 4th First Lady of the United States. The wife of James Madison, she is famous for saving the portrait of George Washington from the White House during the War of 1812. However...

Abigail Adams: America’s First Ladies #2

Abigail Adams was the wife of John Adams, the second president of the United States. Much is known about her life because of the extensive correspondence she left behind. Rather than burning it to...

Martha Washington: America’s First Ladies #1

Martha Washington was the very first 1st lady of the United States. We all know this about her, and that she married George Washington. But, what about her life before him, and after him? Do you...

America’s First Ladies, #45: Melania Knavs Trump

Born Melanija Knavs in Novo Mesto, Slovenia (which was a part of Yugoslavia at the time) on April 26, 1970, our future First Lady was the daughter of Viktor Knavs and Amalija Ulcnik. Her father was a...

America’s First Ladies, #43: Laura Welch Bush

Our forty-third First Lady was born Laura Lane Welch in Midland, Texas on November 4, 1946. An only child, her father was named Harold Welch and was a builder and real estate developer, while her...