United States Trivia: First Ladies

How much do you know about the First Ladies of the United States?
Sources: whitehouse.gov and firstladies.org
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Last updated: August 4, 2014
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What is the most common first name among First Ladies?
Which First Lady graduated from George Washington University with a B.A. in French Literature?
Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy
Who was the first First Lady to deliver the President's Weekly Radio Address?
Laura Welch Bush
Who was the first First Lady to hold her own press conferences?
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt
Who was the first woman to marry a sitting President?
Julia Gardiner Tyler
Who was the only First Lady to be born in Europe?
Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams
How many women are officially considered First Ladies despite having died before their husbands took office?
Which First Lady was the first woman to graduate from Stanford University with a degree in geology?
Lou Henry Hoover
This pro-suffrage First Lady is quoted as saying, "I know what’s best for the President. I put him in the White House. He does well when he listens to me and poorly when he does not."
Florence Kling Harding
Who is the only woman to serve officially as First Lady despite not being married to the President?
Harriet Lane
Which First Lady worked as a government economist during WWII?
Patricia Ryan Nixon
Who described Martha Washington as "one of those unassuming characters which create Love and Esteem"?
Abigail Adams
Which First Lady attended only one social function at the White House -- the wedding of her daughter Elizabeth?
Letitia Christian Tyler
How many First Ladies were sitting next to their husbands when their husbands were assassinated?
Which First Lady presided over the first Presidential Inaugural Ball?
Dolley Payne Todd Madison
Which First Lady was once a member of the Martha Graham Concert Group and worked as a model for the John Robert Powers agency?
Elizabeth Bloomer Ford
Which First Lady, along with her President-elect husband, watched her son Benjamin die during a train accident in which their car was derailed?
Jane Means Appleton Pierce
Who worked as a volunteer nurse during her time as First Lady?
Mary Anne Todd Lincoln
At 5'11", Eleanor Roosevelt is one of the two tallest First Ladies. Which other First Lady stands at 5'11"?
Michelle Robinson Obama
Which First Lady died of pneumonia a little more than a year-and-a-half before her husband took the oath of office, and was later memorialized with a stained-glass window that her husband donated to the famous St. John's Episcopal Church across from the White House?
Ellen Lewis Herndon Arthur
Level 66
Aug 4, 2014
Ellen Lewis Herndon Arthur's husband, Chester Arthur was never elected as president. He was elected as vice president on the Garfield-Arthur ticket and when James Garfield was killed he became president.
Level 34
Aug 4, 2014
You're 100% right. I totally blew that one. Fixed! :)
Level 37
Nov 14, 2018
Time to add another foreign-born first lady: Melania Trump.