FLOTUS – Priscilla Cooper Tyler

FLOTUS – Priscilla Cooper Tyler

A.K.A.: Priscilla Tyler

D.O.B.: June 14, 1816

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

Relationship to POTUS: Daughter-in-law of John Tyler

5 facts:

• She was an actress from a theater family: this was considered a low social standing

• She met Robert Tyler while playing Desdemona; the Tyler family accepted her warmly

• She took over hostessing duties when her Mother-in-Law became ill then died

• Robert and Priscilla sided with the Confederacy in later years

• She traveled with President Tyler in an official capacity: the first First Lady to do so.

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