Category Archives: Biography

Mamie Eisenhower: Charming America As First Lady

Mamie Eisenhower’s experiences as a military officer’s wife had taught her important lessons which she implemented during her time as First Lady. With extraordinary creativity, commitment to her husband, and genuine love of “pretty, feminine” things, Mamie Eisenhower was “liked” … Continue reading

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Edith Roosevelt: Creating An Early 20th Century Image For The First Lady

Did you know there were two Mrs. Roosevelts who served as first ladies? And both their first names started with “E”? (The better-known of the two is Eleanor Roosevelt – Franklin D. Roosevelt’s wife.) However, today’s featured First Lady on … Continue reading

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Abigail Powers Fillmore: Promoting Literature & Education As First Lady

Many First Ladies – especially in the 19th and early 20th Centuries – have hidden in the shadows of history. Many made positive contributions to society, the image of the executive branch, or the White House itself, but these women … Continue reading

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Dolley Madison: Creating The Role Of First Lady

Theme of the month on Gazette665 in February 2017 is “American First Ladies,” and we’ve picked history and biographies of four presidents’ wives to share with you. Today, we introduce Dolley Madison, wife of the James Madison who was the fourth … Continue reading

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Lewis N. Clark or Lewis & Clark?

Once upon a time one of my brothers confessed a funny story. When he was little, he thought the American explorers Lewis and Clark were just one person: Lewis N. Clark. It’s understandable. Meriweather Lewis and William Clark’s last names … Continue reading

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The Man of the Era: Napoleon

Welcome to the Napoleonic Era (AKA the era named after the guy who was defeated in the end). Seriously, why don’t we call it the Wellington’s Era or the Nelsonian Era? Now, before you throw me out of the history … Continue reading

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