American First Ladies
Bess Truman (February 13, 1885 – October 18, 1982), was the wife of Harry S. Truman and First Lady of the United States from 1945 to 1953. She had known her future husband since they attended the same school in Independence, Missouri. As First Lady, she did not enjoy big social events, and was relieved to quit Washington. Dying at 97, she remains the longest-lived First Lady. wem
Abigail Adams, wife of John Adams was known for her lively intelligence, for her wit and for her promotion of women’s rights. She read philiosophy, poetry and politics. Abigail Adams was a great comfort to her husband as he shared his thoughts by letters during his many absences. Abigail was also mother of John Quincy Adams, the sixth President of the United States.