FLOTUS – Ellen Lewis Herndon Arthur

FLOTUS – Ellen Lewis Herndon Arthur

A.K.A.: Nell Arthur

D.O.B.: August 30, 1837

P.O.B.: Culpeper Courthouse, Virginia

Relationship to POTUS: Wife of Chester A. Arthur

5 facts:

• Died of pneumonia right moths before her husband was elected Vice President, and twenty months before he became President

• Came from a naval family; her captain father died in the sinking of the SS Central America

• Her husband served in the Union Army but she quietly sided with the Confederacy

• Was a gifted soprano and sang in her local glee club

• Was also a prominent socialite

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