First Ladies Quiz & Possible Giveaway

Guessing Closed.  I’ll draw a winner for the book tomorrow.

I read this book on the First Ladies and now I’m going to see if you can match up these women with one fun piece of trivia from the book.  These are hard, so if you all as a group guess all 38 (only goes through Clinton) I will randomly draw one of the 38 and I’ll send that person this book for free (the guesser not the First Lady!).  Leave a comment with the # and the name(s) of the First Lady.  Guesses are encouraged 🙂

1. The year of her husband’s death she began a 6 year term as a delegate to the United NationsEleanor Roosevelt (Susan)

2. She exchanged 1400 love letters with her husband. She died of Bright’s disease in the White House.  Ellen Wilson (Heather)

3. She served as president of the Girl Scouts before her death. Lou Hoover (Em)

4. She started the library at the White HouseAbigail Fillmore (Nise’)

5. She got her nickname because she was born on the eve of St. Patrick’s Day Pat Nixon (Linda B)

6. She supported herself as a model before her marriageBetty Ford (Susan)

7. She was the only First Lady to be born abroad.  Louisa Adams (Kate)

8. Spent much of her White House time in mourning over the loss of her 3 sons.  Jane Pierce (Heather)

9. First president-general of The Daughters of the American Revolution.  Died of TB in the White House.  Caroline Harrison (Joy)

10. By the time she was 30 she was an invalid who would be confined to a chair for the rest of her lifeIda McKinley (Heather)

11. Married in the first White House wedding of a President. Frances Cleveland (Em)

12. Met her husband when she was sent to interview him for the Washington Times Herald.  Jackie Kennedy (Susan)

13. 1st First Lady to possess a college degree.  Lucy Hayes (Nise‘)

14. Taught at the Clarke School for the Deaf until she married.  Grace Coolidge (Heather)

15. 1st First Lady to die during her husband’s term in officeLetitia Tyler (Nise’)

16.  She was 30 years her husband’s junior.  Julie Tyler (Heather)

17. Suffered from a heart problem and Meniere’s disease.  Mamie Eisenhower (Heather)

18. Performed in 11 filmsNancy Reagan (Susan)

19. Opened her home to the wounded and the refugees of the Revolutionary War. Abigail Adams (Heather)

20. Transformed a $30,000 radio & tv investment into a $5 million enterprise. Lady Bird Johnson (Linda B)

21. Graduate of Yale Law SchoolHillary Clinton (Susan)

22. Prone to headaches & mood swings. In her later years her son had her institutionalizedMary Lincoln (Linda B)

23. Taught her husband to read & write after they were marriedEliza Johnson (Nise’)

24. Helped arrange widowed President’s social engagements (not her husband).  Dolley Madison (Kate)

25. 1st First Lady who was on her second marriage. Martha Washington (Nise’)

26. served as the President’s personal emissary to Latin American countries.  Rosalyn Carter (Heather)

27. At her request the original walls of the White House were saved for reconstruction.  Elizabeth Truman (Heather)

28. Hosted lavish dinners of 20-30 courses at the White HouseJulia Grant (Kate)

29. Contracted malaria and was away recovering when her husband was shotLucretia Garfield (Nise’)

30. Met & married her husband at 17. Elizabeth Monroe (Kate)

31.  Over her family’s objections she eloped with the future President. Anna Harrison (Heather)

32. When the President suffered 2 strokes she became the official acting presidentEdith Wilson (Linda B)

33. At her instigation the first social secretary was hired, allowing her more time with her family.  Edith Roosevelt (Heather)

34. Abandoned by her first husband she sought a divorce, a bold decision for the time.  Florence Harding (Nise‘)

35. Her religious beliefs put an end to dancing, drinking, and card-playing in the White House.  Sarah Polk (Heather)

36. Was in her 60’s when she moved into the White House and her poor health kept her mainly confined to her roomsMargaret Taylor (Heather)

37. Suffered a stroke 2 months after inauguration, but recovered. Helen Taft (Nise‘)

38. Her son’s dyslexia encouraged her to make literacy a national issue. Barbara Bush (Heather)

Some ladies may fit with more than one, but I think they will only all be chosen once in one way.  Good luck!  Answers to my last quiz here.