Tag Archives: Edith Bolling Galt Wilson

The Six FLOTUS Widows of 1947

In January, 1947,  five (and maybe a “half”) widowed First Ladies were still living.  Frances Folsom Cleveland (1864-1947) Frances Cleveland was a First Lady of many distinctions.  She was First Lady two separate times, during the non-consecutive terms of Grover … Continue reading

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The Stewardship of the Second Mrs. Wilson

“Steward” was the word that Edith Bolling Wilson used to describe herself during the last 18-months of Woodrow Wilson’s presidency, when he suffered a crippling stroke. Edith Bolling Wilson: A Conspiracy Theory? Modern historians, freed by the distance of a … Continue reading

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Woodrow and Edith Wilson: Honeymooners

The widowed Wilson married the widowed Mrs. Galt only eight months after they had met. The Wilsons:  A New First Couple The morning of December 16, 1915, Woodrow Wilson was a happy man.  Aides said the new bridegroom was whistling … 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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Edith Wilson, The Merry Widow Galt

At forty-two years old, Edith Bolling Galt embarked on a surprising role on the national scene.  Miss Bolling The Bollings are an old old Virginia family, dating back to Pocahontas.  Edith, the seventh of nine children, was born in 1872, … Continue reading

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