Since the days of Thomas Jefferson, various, individual Presidents have chosen to commemorate St. Patrick’s Day. For much of the 19th century and early 2oth century, it was a matter intended less to honor Irish-Americans and more to seek the… Read More ›
St. Patrick’s Day
First Ladies You Mightn’t Know Were Irish, from Jackie Kennedy to Dolley Madison
Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, so the saying goes. The leaves of presidential family trees certainly prove this, especially when the definition is widened to include those popularly known as “Scotch-Irish,” a general term which usually (but not… Read More ›
Presidents, the Irish & the Clinton St. Patrick’s Day Parties
Even if it took a century and a half, there were hopes to make the White House green from the start. Just two years after George Washington took his oath of office as the nation’s first chief executive, there was… Read More ›
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