Monthly Archives: January 2014

Garret A. Hobart : The First “Modern” Veep

Few people realize how history might have been changed but for the death of Garret A. Hobart Garret Hobart: The Unknown Running-Mate Garret Augustus Hobart (1844-1899), born and raised in New Jersey, educated at Rutgers University, was a prominent attorney, … Continue reading

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Dolley Madison in Plain Clothes

For the first twenty-five years of her life, Dolley Payne Todd Madison wore Quaker gray gowns and bonnets. Dolley:  A Strict Upbringing Dolley Payne (1768-1849) was born and raised into a strict Quaker family.  Her father, John Payne, was a … Continue reading

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Woodrow Wilson Proposes to Edith Galt

President Woodrow Wilson proposed to the Widow Galt only two months after they met. The Wilson Secret Engagement Woodrow Wilson had adored his wife of thirty years, and was understandably devastated and depressed when she died, only fifteen months after … Continue reading

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Jefferson Davis: The Petticoat Story

Jefferson Davis’ reputation will forever be tainted by foolish innuendo. Jefferson Davis: CSA’s Flawed Leader The Confederate president was a man of polarities.  Jefferson Davis (1808-1889) had some excellent character traits.  He was a courteous and surprisingly generous Southern gentleman.  … Continue reading

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TR’s Sister Anna Roosevelt Cowles

Anna Roosevelt Cowles (1855-1931) was closer to Theodore Roosevelt than anyone.  And he respected her more than anyone.   Anna Roosevelt:  A First-Born Syndrome Anna Roosevelt, nicknamed “Bamie” was the eldest of four remarkable Roosevelt children born to Theodore (Sr.) … Continue reading

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