FLOTUS – Elizabeth Jane Kortright Monroe

FLOTUS – Elizabeth Jane Kortright Monroe

A.K.A.: Elizabeth Monroe

D.O.B.: June 30, 1768

P.O.B.: New York City, New York, British America

Relationship to POTUS: Wife of James Monroe

5 facts:

• Came from a wealthy New York merchant family

• Developed seizures in her late 20s/early 30s, which caused her to become somewhat reclusive

• Due to her poor health, her daughter Eliza Monroe Hay helped with her hostess duties.

• Was very tiny; only five feet tall

• Her correspondence was destroyed by her or her family

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