First Lady Quotes.
The First Lady of the United States is the spouse of the President of the United States. She is not an elected person and not assigned with any official duties, She only carries out ceremonial duties and attends quite a number of official functions and ceremonies with or without her husband. This post contains some interesting First Lady Quotes of those spouses of the Presidents of the United States who occupied White House from 1945 to date. Next installment of ‘First Lady Quotes’ will be posted shortly.
Melania Trump (born April 26, 1970). She is the wife of the 45th and the current President of the United States, Donald John Trump, and the current First Lady of the United States since January 2017. She married Donald Trump on January 22, 2005, they have one son. She was born in Slovenia, then a part of Yugoslavia. She became a permanent resident of the United States in 2001, and got U.S. citizenship in 2006. Melania Trump is the first naturalized U.S. citizen to become First Lady. She was a fashion model. First Lady Quotes.
Michelle Obama (born January 17, 1964). She is the wife of the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, and was the First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. Michelle is a lawyer and writer. Barack and Michelle married in 1992 and have two daughters. As First Lady, Michelle Obama became a fashion icon, a role model for women, and an advocate for poverty awareness, nutrition, physical activity, and healthy eating. First Lady Quotes.
Laura Bush (born November 4, 1946). She is the wife of the 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush, and was the First Lady of the Unites States from 2001 to 2009. She married George W. Bush, in 1977, they had twin daughters in 1981. As First Lady, she promoted education and literacy, Laura Bush, during her trips abroad promoted awareness about malaria and HIV/AIDS.
Hillary Clinton (born October 26, 1947). She is the wife of the 42nd President of the United States, William Jefferson Clinton (‘Bill’ Clinton), and the First Lady of the Unites State from 1993 to 2001. She married Bill Clinton in 1975, they have one daughter.
She is also a politician and was a Senator from New York from 2001 to 2009, and the Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013. She happens to be the first female senator from New York. She was the nominee for President from the Democratic Party in the 2016 election being the first female candidate to be nominated for president by a major U.S. political party. She lost to Donald John Trump of Republican Party who is now the 45th and current President of the United States.
As First Lady of the United States, Hillary Clinton was a strong advocate for gender equality and healthcare reform. First Lady Quotes.
Barbara Bush (born June 8, 1925). She is the wife of the 41st President of the United States, George H. W. Bush, and the First Lady of the United States from 1989 to 1993. She married George H. W. Bush in 1945. They have six children. She is the mother of George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States, and John Ellis “Jeb” Bush Sr, the 43rd Governor of Florida.
As First Lady of the United States, Barbara Bush worked to advance the cause of universal literacy, and founded the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. First Lady Quotes.
Nancy Reagan (July 6, 1921 – March 6, 2016). She was the wife of the 40th President of the United States, Ronald Reagan, and the First Lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989. She married Ronald Reagan in 1952 , they had two children.
Her parents separated in her childhood, her mother remarried in 1929, and she took the name Davis from her stepfather. As a First Lady, Nancy Reagan founded the “Just Say No” drug awareness campaign. She was a film actress in Hollywood during 1940s and 1950s. First Lady Quotes.
Rosalynn Carter (born August 18, 1927). She is the wife of the 39th President of the United States, Jimmy Carter, and the First Lady of the United States from 1977 to 1981. She married Jimmy Carter in 1946, the couple had four children. She is a leading advocate for mental health research. First Lady Quotes.
“Betty” Ford (April 8, 1918 – July 8, 2011). She was the wife of the 38th President of the United States, Gerald Ford, and the First Lady of the United States from 1974 to 1977. As First Lady, Betty Ford was a supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment. She was the founder, and the first chairperson of the board of directors, of the Betty Ford Center for substance abuse and addiction. She was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. First Lady Quotes.
“Pat” Nixon (March 16, 1912 – June 22, 1993). She was the wife of the 37th President of the United States, Richard Nixon, and First Lady of the United States from 1969 to 1974. She Richard Nixon in 1940, they had two daughters. As First Lady, Pat Nixon promoted a number of charitable causes. She was the most traveled First Lady in U.S. history. She was also the first First Lady to enter a combat zone. She has many First Lady Quotes, but only one has been added here.
“Lady Bird” Johnson (December 22, 1912 – July 11, 2007). She was the wife of the 36th President of the United States, Lyndon B. Johnson, and First Lady of the United States from 1963 to 1969. She married Lyndon B. Johnson in 1934, they had two daughters. Lady Bird Johnson was an advocate for beautifying the nation’s cities and highways (“Where flowers bloom, so does hope”). The Highway Beautification Act was informally known as Lady Bird’s Bill. She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest U.S. civilian honors. First Lady Quotes.
“Jackie” Kennedy (July 28, 1929 – May 19, 1994). She was the wife of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, and the First Lady of the United States from 1961 until her husband’s assassination on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas. She married John F. Kennedy in 1953, they had four children, two of whom died in infancy. As First Lady, Jackie Kennedy was known for her restoration of the White House and her emphasis on arts and culture. Her First Lady Quotes are very popular.
Mamie Eisenhower (November 14, 1896 – November 1, 1979). She was the wife of the 34th President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and First Lady of the United States from 1953 to 1961. She married Dwight Eisenhower in 1916, they had two sons (only one lived to adulthood). As First Lady, she entertained a wide range of foreign dignitaries, who reacted well to her confident style and splendid costumes. First Lady Quotes.
“Bess” Truman (February 13, 1885 – October 18, 1982). She was the wife of the 33rd President of the United States, Harry S. Truman and First Lady of the United States from 1945 to 1953. She married Harry Truman in 1919, they had only one child, a daughter.
Bess Truman disliked the formalities and pomp and show and lack of privacy in the White House. Though she dutifully carried out the social obligations of her position, she kept the social life to a minimum. She currently holds the record of longest-lived First Lady, at 97 years and 8 months. First Lady Quotes.
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