First Lady of John F. Kennedy

Portrait of Jackie Kennedy

On July 28, 1929, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis was born in Southampton, New York. Her father, John Bouvier, was a successful New York stockbroker of French Catholic ancestry, and her mother, Janet, was a talented equestrienne of Irish Catholic ancestry. Jackie was a bright, curious, and naughty girl. “A lovely child, the … Read more

Herbert Hoover’s First Lady

Portrait of Herbert Hoover

On August 10, 1874, Herbert Clark Hoover was born in West Branch, Iowa. Jesse Clark Hoover and Hulda Randall Minthorn were born in this area, primarily inhabited by Quakers, as were the Hoovers. He was one of Jesse and Hulda’s three brothers, the others being his brother Theodore Jesse and sister Mary … Read more

The First Ladies of Woodrow Wilson

Portrait of Woodrow and Edith Wilson

In this article, learn who the women who loved Woodrow Wilson supported this accomplished man despite all the challenges he faced are. As particular individuals, Ellen and Edith come alive and not just appendages to their famous husband, even though they enthusiastically assumed the role of helpmate as their primary role in … Read more