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

american-first-ladiesDid 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 Gazette665 is Edith Roosevelt. Theodore Roosevelt brought many innovative ideas and new energy to the executive mansion as the twenty-sixth president, and Edith Roosevelt was by his side to temper his exuberance and – in some ways –┬áredefine the First Lady’s role for the beginning of the 20th Century. Continue reading