Tag Archive for ‘Martha Washington’

Melania Trump v. John Kelly: First Ladies & West Wing Personnel, A Brief History

The news reports which broke yesterday caught even the most assiduous chroniclers of the man occupying the presidency and his wife by surprise. It was the First Lady Melania Trump, regarded as functioning independently from the words and deeds of… Read More ›

Ivana Be First Lady: Trump Wives Tales, A President Who Married His Niece & Other Multiple-Wife Presidencies

Most Americans are entirely unaware of the scandalous fact that a President lived in the White House at the same time with both of his wives. And there was that sensitive First Lady who was so jealous over the first… Read More ›

First Ladies, Swimsuit Edition: Bikinis to Bonnets to Bloomers

In the beginning, First Ladies were given no dispensation when it came to figuratively swimming in their bathing suits alongside the Presidents. Regardless of their nationally elevated marital status, they were expected to lead their countrywomen by example. So it… Read More ›

The first “First Lady” Never Married the President: Recently Discovered 1860 Magazine first to Use the Title “First Lady”

Germaine Greer suggested the United States abolish it and Jackie Kennedy said it made her sound like a saddle horse, but as a recently discovered 19th century magazine article proves, the title of “First Lady” has been part of the… Read More ›

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