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The 15 Dopest First Ladies

Because the day after President's Day should be First Ladies' Day. Facts via firstladies.org

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Helen Taft

"Nellie" as she was called was an all-around badass. She was the first First Lady to smoke cigarettes, drive a car, support women's suffrage, write a memoir, and a bunch of other stuff. She also had fantastically big hair.
Via nps.gov

"Nellie" as she was called was an all-around badass. She was the first First Lady to smoke cigarettes, drive a car, support women's suffrage, write a memoir, and a bunch of other stuff. She also had fantastically big hair.

Jackie Kennedy

Jackie Kennedy was not only a style icon, but also an Emmy Award winning First Lady (for her televised tour of the White House).
Via theguardian.com

Jackie Kennedy was not only a style icon, but also an Emmy Award winning First Lady (for her televised tour of the White House).

Dolley Madison

Hello, Dolley! She's the only First Lady to be given an honorary seat on the floor of Congress. She's also the first person in all of American to respond to a telegraph- dash dash dash, dash dash, dash dash dot!
Via history.com

Hello, Dolley! She's the only First Lady to be given an honorary seat on the floor of Congress. She's also the first person in all of American to respond to a telegraph- dash dash dash, dash dash, dash dash dot!

Pat Nixon

Richard Nixon once admitted that even people who didn't like him liked his wife. She also gets a shout-out for being the first First Lady to rock slacks!
Via huffingtonpost.com

Richard Nixon once admitted that even people who didn't like him liked his wife. She also gets a shout-out for being the first First Lady to rock slacks!

Louisa Adams

Louisa's hobbies included raising silkworms, playing the harp, and funky hats.
Via wikipedia.org

Louisa's hobbies included raising silkworms, playing the harp, and funky hats.

Lou Hoover

Lou met her hubby Herbie when she was majoring in geology at Stanford (she was the school's first female geology major). She also spoke fluent Chinese!
Via wikipedia.org

Lou met her hubby Herbie when she was majoring in geology at Stanford (she was the school's first female geology major). She also spoke fluent Chinese!

Florence Harding

Flossie holds the distinct honor of being the first lady to vote (although we can probably guess who she voted for). Her other firsts include being the first lady to fly in an airplane, own a radio and operate a movie camera. But also, people suspected her of poisoning her husband.
Via wikipedia.org

Flossie holds the distinct honor of being the first lady to vote (although we can probably guess who she voted for). Her other firsts include being the first lady to fly in an airplane, own a radio and operate a movie camera. But also, people suspected her of poisoning her husband.

Hillary Clinton

Hillary, as we all know, is the first First Lady to be elected to public office and to seek the presidency. Girl power!
Via biography.com

Hillary, as we all know, is the first First Lady to be elected to public office and to seek the presidency. Girl power!

Margaret taylor

Peggy was not only a crack shot with a gun, but she also refused to serve as White House hostess. Good for her!
Via nndb.com

Peggy was not only a crack shot with a gun, but she also refused to serve as White House hostess. Good for her!

Eliza Johnson

Believe it or not, it was President Andrew Johnson's wife Eliza who taught him spelling and proper word pronunciation.
Via biography.com

Believe it or not, it was President Andrew Johnson's wife Eliza who taught him spelling and proper word pronunciation.

Caroline Harrison

Caroline Harrison was the First Lady who brought light to the White House. And by that, I mean she was the first to use electricity. She was also the first to put up a Christmas tree!
Via biography.com

Caroline Harrison was the First Lady who brought light to the White House. And by that, I mean she was the first to use electricity. She was also the first to put up a Christmas tree!

Michelle Obama

Michelle is tied for tallest First Lady (with Eleanor Roosevelt, both at 5'11"), is one of only 3 First Ladies who have graduate degrees, and as if that wasn't cool enough, she also loves The Brady Bunch.
Via hollywoodtake.com

Michelle is tied for tallest First Lady (with Eleanor Roosevelt, both at 5'11"), is one of only 3 First Ladies who have graduate degrees, and as if that wasn't cool enough, she also loves The Brady Bunch.

Abigail Adams

Abigail was the first to become both a wife and mother to a President. She's also famous for urging her husband to "think of the ladies". So badass.
Via wikipedia.org

Abigail was the first to become both a wife and mother to a President. She's also famous for urging her husband to "think of the ladies". So badass.

Edith Wilson

Edith may not have been Woodrow Wilson's first wife, but she was a direct descendent of Pocahontas.
Via wikipedia.org

Edith may not have been Woodrow Wilson's first wife, but she was a direct descendent of Pocahontas.

Eleanor Roosevelt

President Harry Truman called Eleanor the "First Lady of the World". She made appearances for her wheelchair-bound husband, was an outspoken human rights activist, wasn't afraid to disagree with her husband, and remains the gold standard for First Ladies to this day. Also, she met Shirley Temple.
Via wikipedia.org

President Harry Truman called Eleanor the "First Lady of the World". She made appearances for her wheelchair-bound husband, was an outspoken human rights activist, wasn't afraid to disagree with her husband, and remains the gold standard for First Ladies to this day. Also, she met Shirley Temple.

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