Monthly Archives: March 2014

The Jackson Inaugural Brawl

    Andrew Jackson was a 62-year old widower when he was inaugurated in 1829. Jackson’s Road to the White House: The road to the White House was a long one for Andrew Jackson.  His laborer father was killed in an … Continue reading

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Theodore Roosevelt: A Man for a Continent

Theodore Roosevelt was a remarkable man in many ways, not the least of which, was his broad appeal to all sectors of the country. Theodore Roosevelt:  Northerner Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) was born and raised in New York City.  He was … Continue reading

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Varina Davis as a New York Yankee

The last years of The First Lady of the Confederacy were spent as a New York Yankee. Varina Davis:  A Northern Lineage  Although Varina Howell Davis (1826-1906) was born and raised in Natchez, Mississippi, she had prominent Northerners on her … Continue reading

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President Garfield’s Doctors: A Keystone Tragic-Comedy Part II

 President Garfield spent two months after his assassination attempt, lying in bed at the White House during the hottest weeks in memory. James Garfield, President for barely four months, had survived the night following an assassination attempt on July 2, … Continue reading

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Harriet Lane Johnston: The Unknown “First Lady”

    Harriet Lane (1830-1903) was technically a Presidential “hostess.”  Nevertheless, she was “hostess” for four full years. Harriet Lane:  A Basic Overview Harriet Lane (1830-1903) was orphaned at nine years old, and her bachelor Uncle James Buchanan, already a well-to-do … Continue reading

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