FLOTUS – Mary Elizabeth Taylor Bliss

FLOTUS – Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Taylor Bliss

A.K.A.: Betty Bliss

D.O.B.: April 20, 1824

P.O.B.: Louisville, Kentucky

Relationship to POTUS: Youngest surviving daughter of Zachary Taylor

5 facts:

• Had two older sisters who died young and two older sisters who survived past childhood

• She also had a brother

• Zachary Taylor was a career army officer and she split her time as a child between the family plantation and army forts

• She was called “Miss Betty” in her role, which she took over due to her mother’s poor health

• Her first husband was also a career army officer. She married a Phillip Dandridge much later, after her first husband died

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