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Acting First Ladies of the United States

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  • Margaret Woodrow Wilson (1886 - 1944)
    Woodrow Wilson (16 April 1886, Gainesville, Georgia – 12 February 1944, Pondicherry, India) was the daughter of President Woodrow Wilson and Ellen Louise Axson. Wilson had two sisters, Jessie W. Wilson...
  • Sarah Angelica Van Buren (1818 - 1877)
    Born Sarah Angelica Singleton. Daughter-in-law of President Martin Van Buren. Honorary First Lady (as Van Buren's wife was deceased) cousin once removed of First Lady Dolley Madison. Lady. Sarah Angeli...
  • Elizabeth Priscilla Tyler (1816 - 1889)
    Elizabeth Priscilla Cooper Tyler (June 14, 1816 – December 29, 1889) was the daughter in law of John Tyler, the tenth President of the United States. She served as official White House hostess and offi...
  • Martha (Jefferson) Randolph, 3rd First Lady of the United States (1772 - 1836)
    "First Lady of the United States" Biography Martha Jefferson "Patsy" Randolph (September 27, 1772 – October 10, 1836) was the eldest daughter of Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United ...
  • Mary Scott McKee (1858 - 1930)
    Mary Scott Harrison McKee (née Harrison; was the only daughter of Benjamin Harrison, the twenty-third president of the United States, and his wife Caroline Scott Harrison. After her mother died in 1892...

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.