FLOTUS – Emily Tennessee Donelson

FLOTUS – Emily Tennessee Donelson

A.K.A.: Emily Donelson

D.O.B.: June 1, 1807

P.O.B.: Donelson, Tennessee

Relationship to POTUS: Niece by marriage

5 facts:

• Took over First Lady duties when her aunt, Rachel Jackson, died three days after Andrew Jackson’s election

• Married her first cousin, who was also the ward of Andrew and Rachel, and who also worked in the administration

• Eventually left her duties due to fallout from the Petticoat Affair.

• Died at age 29, the youngest First Lady to die to this day.

• Donelson, Tennessee is named after her grandfather.

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