Clues for: First Ladies

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The first "Second Lady" & the second First Lady Abigail Adams 200 December 9, 2011
The first "Second Lady" & the second First Lady Abigail Adams 200 December 9, 2011
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from a presidential library.) In letters from 1840, she wrote both ways on the page to save paper & money; ironically, she was pilloried by the press for spending too much as First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln 400 December 9, 2011
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from a presidential library.) In letters from 1840, she wrote both ways on the page to save paper & money; ironically, she was pilloried by the press for spending too much as First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln 400 December 9, 2011
She prevented the British from burning Gilbert Stuart's painting of Washington, which still hangs in the East Room Dolley Madison 600 December 9, 2011
She prevented the British from burning Gilbert Stuart's painting of Washington, which still hangs in the East Room Dolley Madison 600 December 9, 2011
After meeting her future husband in Sunday school, she enrolled in a Kansas City, Missouri finishing school Bess Truman 800 December 9, 2011
After meeting her future husband in Sunday school, she enrolled in a Kansas City, Missouri finishing school Bess Truman 800 December 9, 2011
Appropriately, this First Lady was "full of grace" Grace Coolidge 1000 December 9, 2011
Appropriately, this First Lady was "full of grace" Grace Coolidge 1000 December 9, 2011
She was valedictorian of Plains High School, class of 1944 (Rosalynn) Carter 200 March 19, 2009
While she was first lady, her half brother Samuel was killed at the Battle of Shiloh Mary Lincoln 400 March 19, 2009
Her father was David W, Wallace, a public official in Independence, Missouri Bess Truman 600 March 19, 2009
Born Letitia Christian, she was the first to become first lady upon the death of the previous president (Letitia) Tyler 800 March 19, 2009
An 1877 reception for the Grand Duke of Russia was the only time she permitted alcohol at a state function Lucy Hayes ("Lemonade Lucy") 1000 March 19, 2009
When she married the future president in 1759, she was said to be the richest marriageable woman in Virginia Martha Washington 200 February 2, 2006
Her father was John V. Bouvier III, a New York stockbroker Jackie Kennedy 400 February 2, 2006
What a shopper! In the 1860s she reportedly bought 300 pairs of gloves during one 4-month period Mary Todd Lincoln 600 February 2, 2006
An institute for caregiving is named for her at Georgia Southwestern State, her alma mater Rosalynn Carter 800 February 2, 2006
She attended Barstow, a finishing school for girls, in Kansas City near her hometown of Independence Mrs. Truman 1000 February 2, 2006
She met the future president at a backyard barbecue in Midland, Texas in 1977 Laura Bush 200 May 5, 2003
In December 2002 she turned 90 Lady Bird Johnson 400 May 5, 2003
Quite the party girl, she's the celebrated first lady seen here Dolley Madison 600 May 5, 2003
She graduated from the University of Vermont in 1902 Grace Coolidge 1000 May 5, 2003
She was 5 foot 2, eyes of blue, & a member of Kentucky's high society Mary Todd Lincoln May 5, 2003
Born in Massachusetts, she was descended from the Quincy family on her mother's side Abigail Adams 200 November 11, 2002
Seen here, she was one of the wealthiest women in Virginia in 1757 Martha Washington 400 November 11, 2002
Her uncle lived in the White House when this future first lady got married in 1905 Eleanor Roosevelt 600 November 11, 2002
Marvin Pierce, the father of this first lady, was the publisher of McCall's magazine Barbara Bush 800 November 11, 2002
She was a hostess at the White House for the widowed Thomas Jefferson before becoming first lady in 1809 Dolley Madison 1000 November 11, 2002
This first lady's hairstyle, including the famous "Mamie's bangs", became one of her trademarks Mamie Eisenhower 200 May 31, 2002
She served as first lady both in New York City & Philadelphia Martha Washington 400 May 31, 2002
In 1991 the National Law Journal cited her as "one of the 100 most influential lawyers in America" Hillary Clinton 600 May 31, 2002
At this first lady's 1962 death, JFK ordered all U.S. flags flown at half-staff Eleanor Roosevelt 800 May 31, 2002
During her time in the White House--Nov. 1800 to March 1801--she hung the family wash to dry in the East Room Abigail Adams 1000 May 31, 2002
A former school librarian, she helped organize the Texas Book Festival to raise money for local libraries Laura Bush 100 October 25, 2001
This first lady was all smiles in the photo seen here, taken at her surprise birthday party in 1954 Mamie Eisenhower 200 October 25, 2001
Born Elizabeth Bloomer, she sprang up in Chicago in 1918 Betty Ford 300 October 25, 2001
Largely an invalid, Eliza, wife of this "Tennessee Tailor", made only 2 public appearances as first lady Andrew Johnson 500 October 25, 2001
Her feelings about thespians might have been improved when Sarah Bernhardt reportedly saved her life in 1880 Mary Todd Lincoln October 25, 2001
She once said that of all her sorrows, the death of her son Tad, at 18, hurt the most Mary Todd Lincoln 100 December 5, 2000
A widow when she wed the future president in 1759, she had been married to Daniel Parke Custis Martha Washington 200 December 5, 2000
In 1987 she & the former president published "Everything to Gain: Making the Most of the Rest of Your Life" Rosalynn Carter 300 December 5, 2000
2 of the 3 first ladies seen in the photo here: Eleanor Roosevelt, Bess Truman &/or Edith Wilson 400 December 5, 2000
This first lady whose maiden name is Pierce is a distant relative of President Franklin Pierce Barbara Bush (nee Barbara Pierce) 500 December 5, 2000
In 1969 she graduated from Wellesley College where she was president of the student government Hillary Clinton 100 February 4, 2000
In the late 1930s, she taught typing & shorthand at Whittier High School in California Pat Nixon 200 February 4, 2000
She's buried in Abilene, Kansas beside her husband Mamie Eisenhower 300 February 4, 2000
In November 1800 she wrote to her daughter that "The principal stairs are not up" in the White House Abigail Adams 400 February 4, 2000
In 1992 she became the 1st first lady to deliver a major address at a national political convention Barbara Bush 500 February 4, 2000
She married husband Ronnie in 1952 when he was president of the Screen Actors Guild Nancy (Davis) Reagan 100 October 8, 1999
She served as a regent of the University of Texas & as a member of the National Parks Advisory Board Lady Bird Johnson 200 October 8, 1999
In January 1991 this first lady broke her left leg while sledding at Camp David Barbara Bush 300 October 8, 1999
Her stepfather was Hugh Auchincloss Jackie Kennedy 400 October 8, 1999
The only first lady whose married name was the same as her maiden name Eleanor Roosevelt October 8, 1999
She was the second first lady Abigail Adams 100 December 25, 1998
In her memoirs, Julia Grant talked about the black Friday when Fisk & Gould tried to corner the market in this Gold 200 December 25, 1998
His ailing wife Anna sent her daughter-in-law Jane with him to Washington, but he only served a month William Henry Harrison 300 December 25, 1998
These 2 Roosevelt first ladies were known for their strong personalities Edith & Eleanor 500 December 25, 1998
The widow Sarah Polk was linked for a while in the press to this bachelor president James Buchanan December 25, 1998
First Lady for most of the 1950s, she was a big fan of "As The World Turns" Mamie Eisenhower 100 June 29, 1998
A little bird told us some folks call her "Bird" for short Lady Bird Johnson 200 June 29, 1998
In 1972 this First Lady reportedly said, "Being the First Lady is the hardest unpaid job in the world" Pat Nixon 300 June 29, 1998
Originally named Elizabeth Ann, she said, "I always wanted to be called Elizabeth, but it didn't happen" Betty Ford 400 June 29, 1998
Mary Todd Lincoln was born in this state, as was her husband Kentucky 500 June 29, 1998
She was First Lady for 12 years & 39 days Eleanor Roosevelt 100 June 17, 1998
She acted as a cover for her husband while the 1978 Camp David Peace Talks went on longer than expected Rosalynn Carter 200 June 17, 1998
Her first marriage was to William Warren of Grand Rapids, Michigan Betty Ford 300 June 17, 1998
Julia Tyler began the custom of having this song played as a presidential greeting "Hail to the Chief" 400 June 17, 1998
Ida went with this man, her husband, to Buffalo, but wasn't present at the exposition where he was shot William McKinley June 17, 1998
In her book "My Turn", she points out that Eleanor Roosevelt was criticized for ordering new china, too Nancy Reagan 100 November 21, 1997
She donated the net proceeds of her dog Millie's book to her Foundation for Family Literacy Barbara Bush 200 November 21, 1997
This Texas-born conservationist headed the First Lady's Committee for A More Beautiful Capital Lady Bird Johnson 400 November 21, 1997
She started wearing those famous bangs while living in the Panama Canal Zone with her military husband Mamie Eisenhower 500 November 21, 1997
First Lady seen here when she was a young girl: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis November 21, 1997
Lady Bird Johnson was the 1st first lady born in this state; she's from Karnack Texas 100 June 10, 1997
In 1964 she wrote of her husband, "So now he is a legend when he would have preferred to be a man" Jacqueline Kennedy 200 June 10, 1997
This Missourian known for her "independence" referred to the White House as "The Great White Jail" Bess Truman 300 June 10, 1997
Sadly, she was declared insane on May 19, 1875 & tried to commit suicide that evening Mary Todd Lincoln 400 June 10, 1997
This outspoken first lady once told "60 Minutes" she wouldn't be surprised if her daughter Susan had an affair Betty Ford 500 June 10, 1997
She was 26 when she joined the faculty of the University of Arkansas School of Law in 1974 Hillary Clinton 100 November 12, 1996
This first lady born in 1768 was a real "cupcake" who liked to wear turbans & low-cut dresses Dolley Madison 200 November 12, 1996
"The World Almanac of First Ladies" says this "Silver Fox" loves mystery novels & tacos Barbara Bush 300 November 12, 1996
Her sister Lee was maid of honor at her 1953 wedding in Newport, Rhode Island Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy 400 November 12, 1996
She did some modeling at Bullock's Wilshire in the 1930s while she was a student at USC Pat Nixon November 12, 1996
Nancy Reagan chose the design for this, ivory edged in red; it was donated to the White House China 100 November 24, 1994
Surprisingly, she was head of the campus Young Republicans while a student at Wellesley in the 1960s Hillary Clinton 200 November 24, 1994
Robert Kennedy said it was this woman, not her husband, who carried Texas for the Democrats in the 1960 election Lady Bird Johnson 300 November 24, 1994
His childhood friend, Edith Kermit Carow, became his 2nd wife in 1886 Theodore Roosevelt 400 November 24, 1994
This 19th century first lady was a fashion trendsetter who made Turkish-style turbans all the rage Dolley Madison 500 November 24, 1994
Alphabetically, she's first on the list of first ladies Abigail Adams 100 November 24, 1993
In the spring of 1891, Caroline Harrison had the White House wired for this Electricity 200 November 24, 1993
When her fiance forgot to buy a ring for their quickie San Antonio wedding, a friend was sent to Sears Lady Bird Johnson 300 November 24, 1993
To save the cost of cutting the White House lawn during World War I, Edith Wilson put these animals on it Sheep 400 November 24, 1993
She spent her first years of marriage in China during the Boxer Rebellion Lou Henry Hoover 500 November 24, 1993
In 1992 Mount Vernon started a tradition of free admittance to women named Martha on her birthday Martha Washington 100 November 9, 1993
She confessed, "My life didn't really begin until I met Ronnie" Nancy Reagan 200 November 9, 1993
She was married at the Plains Methodist Church in 1946 Rosalyn Carter 300 November 9, 1993
Theodore Roosevelt said at her wedding, "There's nothing like keeping the name in the family" Eleanor Roosevelt 400 November 9, 1993
Appropriately, her White House portrait hangs in the bedroom named for her husband Mrs. (Mary Todd) Lincoln 500 November 9, 1993
Raised as a Methodist, she adopted Jimmy's Baptist faith when they married Rosalynn Carter 100 February 25, 1993
Thelma Catherine Ryan Nixon was born on the eve of this holiday, hence she's known as Pat St. Patrick\'s Day 200 February 25, 1993
She was in the top 10 of her graduating class at the University of Texas in 1933 Lady Bird Johnson 300 February 25, 1993
She was attending a charity function in Washington when her husband died in Warm Springs, Georgia in 1945 Eleanor Roosevelt 400 February 25, 1993
The mansion where she lived with her first husband, Daniel Parke Custis, was called the "White House" Martha Washington 500 February 25, 1993
When she met Abe, he said he wanted to dance with her "in the worst way", &, she said later' "He did" Mary Todd Lincoln 100 October 14, 1992
Lovely Julia Tyler was a native of this state where she was known as "The Rose of Long Island" New York 200 October 14, 1992
This "Silver Fox" is proud of her white hair & refuses to dye it Barbara Bush 300 October 14, 1992
Mrs. Benjamin Harrison was the 1st president-general of this group of descendants of Rev. War figures the Daughters of the American Revolution 400 October 14, 1992
She attended Miss Porter's School in Farmington, Connecticut from 1944-47 Jackie Onassis (Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis) October 14, 1992
This no-nonsense first lady admitted that her trademark pearls are fake Barbara Bush 100 April 1, 1991
She had 4 sons but only the oldest, Robert, lived to adulthood Mary Todd Lincoln 200 April 1, 1991
Zasu Pitts got this first lady her first professional role in a play Nancy Reagan 300 April 1, 1991
The only first lady whose given name was Claudia Claudia Alta Taylor (Lady Bird Johnson) 500 April 1, 1991
She didn't attend her husband's 1797 inauguration because her mother-in-law was ill Abigail Adams April 1, 1991
She 1st met husband while complaining to S.A.G. about unwanted Communist literature Nancy Reagan 100 December 5, 1984
After 1st breaking the engagement, Lincoln went on to marry her Mary Todd Lincoln 200 December 5, 1984
Virginia Governor Charles Robb's mother-in-law Lady Bird Johnson 300 December 5, 1984
In '62 Adlai Stevenson eulogized: "She would rather light candles than curse the darkness" Eleanor Roosevelt 400 December 5, 1984
Only wife of 1 president & mother of another Abigail Adams 500 December 5, 1984
She talked to Arnold's class about drugs on TV's "Diff'rent Strokes" Nancy Reagan 100 September 20, 1984
One of her early suitors was her husband's arch rival, Stephen A. Douglas Mary Todd Lincoln 200 September 20, 1984
Teddy's niece, her married & maiden names were the same Eleanor Roosevelt 300 September 20, 1984
Her tough Texas husband preferred her nickname to calling her Claudia Alta Lady Bird Johnson 400 September 20, 1984
She was expelled from Society of Friends for marrying non-Quaker 4th president Dolley Madison September 20, 1984