FLOTUS – Dolley Payne Todd Madison

FLOTUS: Dolley Payne Todd Madison

A.K.A.: Dolley Madison

D.O.B.: May 20, 1768

P.O.B.: Guilford County,

Province of North-Carolina,

British America

Relationship to POTUS: Wife of James Madison

5 facts:

• Was previously married, but most family members except for her eldest son died from yellow fever

• Influential in the interior design of the White House as well as largely defining the hostess role of First Lady

• During the War of 1812, helped to save the portrait of George Washington, among other artifacts, when fleeing D.C. in 1814. She did not actually carry it.

• Was brought up Quaker but was expelled upon her marriage to non-Quaker Madison.

• Historians are ultimately not clear of the proper spelling of her name.

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