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Acting First Ladies of the United States

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  • Sarah Yorke Jackson (c.1805 - 1887)
    Sarah Jackson (July 16, 1803 – August 23, 1887) was the daughter-in-law of US President Andrew Jackson. She served as White House hostess and unofficial First Lady of the United States from November ...
  • Jane Findlay Whiteman (c.1804 - 1847)
    Jane Irwin Harrison (July 23, 1804 in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania – May 11, 1846), wife of William Henry Harrison, Jr., who died in 1838, and daughter-in-law of William Henry Harrison, ninth President ...
  • Mary Elizabeth Bliss (1824 - 1909)
    Mary Elizabeth Taylor Bliss, also known as Betty Dandridge, was born 10 Apr 1824 in Kentucky and died 25 July 1909 in Winchester, Franklin County, Virginia. She is buried in Mount Hebron Cemetery, Winc...
  • Rose Elizabeth Cleveland (1846 - 1918)
    Rose Elizabeth Cleveland First Lady of president Grover Cleveland for 2 years From Wikipedia: Rose Elizabeth Cleveland (June 13, 1846 - November 22, 1918), was the First Lady of the United States...
  • Emily Tennessee Donelson (1807 - 1836)
    Emily Tennessee Donelson ( June 1 , 1807 – December 19 , 1836 ) was the Niece of US President Andrew Jackson . She served as White House hostess and unofficial First Lady Of The United States from 18...

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There are times when someone other than the President's wife acted in the role of First Lady of the United States, mainly when the President was a bachelor/widower or when his wife declined/was unavailable to serve as hostess.