The Best And Worst Portraits Of First Ladies

Frances Cleveland Was The First To Be Married In The White House

Photo Credits: The White House Historical Association

Frances Cleveland was First Lady to Grover Cleveland from 1886 to 1889 and again from 1893 to 1897. She became First Lady at 21-years-old, making her the youngest wife ever of a sitting president. She was married to Grover on June 2, 1886, at the White House, the only time that a president has been married inside of the Executive Mansion. Frances becoming First Lady was a huge ordeal for the press, with her charm winning the popularity of the people.

She was known to host two receptions each week for the women who had jobs to come and relax. Although she earned the reputation of a great First Lady, this portrait makes it seem that she didn’t enjoy the job as much as she appeared to.

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