Four of our country’s First Ladies have important ties to Texas.  Each is very accomplished and made significant contributions to the United States.  You will find below a link for each to the National First Ladies’ Library.  Here is the link to the main page of the the Library:  http://www.firstladies.org/  There is much to learn on this website and with other resources about the remarkable women who  were married to and helped to sustain our Presidents – with great devotion to their husbands and to our country.

This link will give you one writer’s perspective on the changing role of First Ladies, which we think you will find of great interest:  http://www.firstladies.org/documents/art_newbreed.pdf 

Mamie Eisenhower was First Lady from January 20, 1953 to January 20, 1961. 

For adults:  http://www.firstladies.org/biographies/firstladies.aspx?biography=35

For students:   http://www.firstladies.org/curriculum/educational-biography.aspx?biography=35

Lady Bird Johnson was First Lady from November 22, 1963 to January 20, 1969.

For adults:  http://www.firstladies.org/biographies/firstladies.aspx?biography=37

For students:  http://www.firstladies.org/curriculum/educational-biography.aspx?biography=37

Barbara Bush was First Lady from January 20, 1989 to January 20, 1993.

For adults:  http://www.firstladies.org/biographies/firstladies.aspx?biography=42

For students:  Although we did not find a specific student link, there are many other links on the First Ladies website that will be of interest to teachers and students.  

Laura Bush was First Lady from January 20, 2001 to January 20, 2009.  

For adults:  http://www.firstladies.org/biographies/firstladies.aspx?biography=44

For students:  Although we did not find a specific student link, there are many other links on the First Ladies website that will be of interest to teachers and students.  

 

1 Comment for this entry

  • Tamara Hogsett
    March 30th, 2012

    Thanks for the reminder of these four amazing women: Mamie, Lady Bird, Barbara, and Laura. Their talents and skills were varied, but they blessed this wonderful country through their service.

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