Edith Wilson

First Lady of the United states Edith Wilson

Edith White Bolling Galt Wilson, second wife of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson, was First Lady of the United States from 1915 to 1921. She has been labeled "the Secret President" and "the first woman to run the government" for the role she played after her husband suffered a severe stroke in October 1919. She has also been called "the first female president of the United States."
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Washington D.C.

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Community Notebook: Shop Tax-free This Weekend, WHMA Adds Board Members - Williamsburg Yorktown Daily
Google News - over 6 years
She'll talk about how presidential wives made an impact, such as the unsung accomplishments of Lou Hoover and how Edith Wilson became an “imperious enforcer.” A book signing follows in the Museum Store. A Colonial Williamsburg admission ticket,
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Former First Lady Ford remembered for her candor - Newnan Times-Herald
Google News - over 6 years
She was one of eight past and future first ladies attending the John Kennedy inauguration in 1961 -- along with Edith Wilson, Eleanor Roosevelt, Bess Truman, Mamie Eisenhower, Jacqueline Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson and Patricia Nixon
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Marvin S. "Bud" McCrary, Jr. - White Hall Journal
Google News - over 6 years
... Kelly Ann Buckelew of Port Orange, Florida, Cathy Sherwood of De Witt and Darlene Drew of Kerrville, Texas; four sisters, Helen Moustakes of Pine Bluff, Freda Manning of Panama City, Florida, Edith Wilson of Pine Bluff and Jean Smith of White Hall;
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'Reckoning With Torture' in Dramatic Readings - Patch.com
Google News - over 6 years
Others in the cast were Andre Sogliuzzo, Jane Edith Wilson, Ed Cunningham, Arlene Binder and Elizabeth Foldes Meiman who, along with her husband Henry Meiman, staged the presentation for St. Michael's. Excerpts of the testimonies, which you can witness
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Healdsburg Garden Club awards 'Good Gardener' certificates, scholarships - Patch.com
Google News - over 6 years
This year's winners were Kathleen Palmer-most beautiful, Edith Wilson-funniest (hat made by Mary Sykes), Corinne Williams-most creative, and Billie Harrison-most colorful (hat created by April Lance). One of the few male members of HGC,
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Gabrielle Giffords: An Update, Kind Of - Who2 (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
I'm not a constituent, but as a citizen at large, I'm in favor of sunlight around public figures. If Giffords' staff is running the show, the way Edith Wilson "helped" run the country in 1919-20, it would be good to have that stated plainly
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Berkshire Playwrights Lab Announces 2011 Reading Series and Benefit this Summer - Broadway World
Google News - over 6 years
On October 2, 1919, when her husband, President Woodrow Wilson, suffered a massive stroke, Edith Wilson became the first female president of the United States. With the collusion of only the family doctor, she kept the truth of her husband's
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Presidents, First Ladies, Kings & Queens - Huffington Post
Google News - over 6 years
The first incumbent President and First Lady to stay at Buckingham Palace took place on December 29, 1918 when Woodrow Wilson and Edith Wilson were guests there of King George V and Queen Mary. Although World War I and its devastation were fresh in
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In search of a white whale - Hernando Today
Google News - almost 7 years
For 91 seasons - or since Woodrow Wilson resided at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and First Lady Edith Wilson ran the country - prep baseball has been a staple in Hernando County. The county has grown from one prep diamond
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Camp Fire Cabin merits inclusion - Santa Maria Times
Google News - almost 7 years
The Santa Maria branch was established in 1913 by Edith Wilson and grew to around 600 members at its heyday in the early 1950s. Around two dozen of those Camp Fire kids are from the Good Samaritan Shelter's after-school and summer camp programs
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NEW INFO: Cleanup Underway Following Devastating Storms; Many Still w/o Power - WSAZ-TV
Google News - almost 7 years
Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station. by Edith Wilson on May 11, 2011 at 02:12 PM i don't her nothing about law.county ohio my family got hit hard. we live off county road 56 .the water took out
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Gonzales Memorial Museum: Partnering for the Arts in Gonzales - Gonzales Inquirer
Google News - almost 7 years
Houston theater artist and Gonzales native Edith Wilson will direct the Crystal's tribute to Mr. Foote who was himself a native Texan and is considered an American treasure. The museum has assembled a World War I exhibit featuring local collections and
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Esclavitud, segregación racial y los orígenes del Blues - Musicópolis
Google News - almost 7 years
En los años 20 las compañías discográficas incluso tenían una serie llamada RACE (raciales), que englobaba aquellos títulos dirigidos a la población negra con artistas como Edith Wilson, Viola McCoy o Rosa Henderson y que, curiosamente,
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OP-ART; Strands of American History
NYTimes - over 8 years
It's a kind of calligraphy, these ringlets and waves, hair combed, twisted and pinned. A first lady's coiffure is a pattern, chosen as deliberately as the White House china, but prey to wind and rain, especially on cold Inauguration Days. It's also prey to public opinion, should she dare to make quixotic changes in her 'do -- a sign of flippancy
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Paid Notice: Deaths BOGDAN, LINDA
NYTimes - almost 9 years
BOGDAN--Linda, died peacefully surrounded by her sisters at home in Englewood NJ on April 28, 2009. Devoted daughter of Ralph C. Wilson Jr. and the late Janet (nee McGregor). Dear sister of Christy Hofmann and her husband Robert and Edith Wilson. Stepdaughter of Mary Wilson. Also survived by her dog Millie. Linda was the first female scout in the
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What's On Today
NYTimes - almost 9 years
8 P.M. (ABC Family) AU PAIR 3: ADVENTURE IN PARADISE When Oliver Caldwell (Gregory Harrison, left) and his au pair turned bride, Jenny (Heidi Saban), decide to take the family to Puerto Rico, they imagine a bonding experience. But Katie (Katie Volding), who has completed her first year of college, and Alex (Jake Dinwiddie), who has just graduated
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LETTER; Michelle Obama's Career
NYTimes - about 9 years
To the Editor: Re ''From Home and Away, Advice for a First Lady'' (news article, Nov. 24): Why all the fuss about Michelle Obama's ''giving up her career''? Being first lady is a career -- a splendid one! (See Eleanor Roosevelt.) It's an exceptional, powerful, privileged position in which ''the job'' can be whatever she makes of it. From out here,
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The Fields of Joy
NYTimes - over 10 years
EVER watch someone entering a garden? Not for nothing is Eden synonymous with bliss. A garden can deliver pleasure on any level of sophistication -- from simple delight in color and scent to the thrill of a horticulturist seeing a new variety for the first time. Joy is the common denominator. In the Hudson Valley -- prime territory for lush gardens
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Edith Bolling Galt Wilson
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 1961
    Age 88
    In 1961, she attended the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy.
  • 1939
    Age 66
    Her memoir appeared in 1939.
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    In My Memoir, published in 1939, she called her role a "stewardship" and insisted that her actions had been taken only because the president's doctors told her to do so for her husband's mental health.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1921
    Age 48
    In 1921, Edith Wilson retired with the former president to their home on S Street NW in Washington, D.C., nursing him until his death three years later.
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  • 1919
    Age 46
    She has been labeled "the Secret President" and "the first woman to run the government" for the role she played after her husband suffered a severe stroke in October 1919.
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    Her most significant contribution as First Lady, however, was her service as steward of the executive branch following the president's stroke in September 1919.
    Following his attendance at the Paris Peace Conference which began in January 1919, Wilson returned to campaign for Senate approval of the peace treaty and the League of Nations Covenant.
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  • 1916
    Age 43
    In 1916, the Swiss-born American artist Adolfo Müller-Ury (1862–1947) was commissioned by Colonel Edward M. House to paint a portrait of Mrs. Wilson, which he did in the White House.
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  • 1915
    Age 42
    President Wilson, aged 58, married Edith Bolling Galt, aged 43, on December 18, 1915, at the home of the bride in Washington, D.C. The wedding, a small affair attended by 40 guests, was performed jointly by the Reverend Dr. James H. Taylor of Central Presbyterian Church and the Reverend Dr. Herbert Scott Smith of St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, pastors of the groom and bride respectively.
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    In March 1915, the widow Galt was introduced to U.S. President Woodrow Wilson at the White House by Helen Bones, the president's cousin and official White House hostess since the death of Ellen Wilson, the president's first wife.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1903
    Age 30
    However, her personal life was not without tragedy: she gave birth to a son in 1903 who lived only for a few days (the difficult birth also left her unable to bear additional children).
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1896
    Age 23
    While visiting her married sister in Washington, D.C., Edith met Norman Galt, a prosperous jeweler; in 1896 they were married.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1872
    Born
    Born on October 15, 1872.
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