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Rachel Jackson’s Inaugural Gown

  The Smithsonian Institution maintains a priceless collection of First Ladies’ inaugural gowns – at least those of the past hundred years.


But if they had collected and maintained every First Lady’s inaugural gowns, the most valuable could arguably be the gown purchased by… 750 more words

Feather Schwartz Foster

Not another Clinton - Bush election? Please!

Get ready, we may indeed see another Clinton – Bush election.  This time, Hillary Clinton, former First Lady and former Secretary of State pitted against Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida.   761 more words

Presidential History

The Resurrection of George H.W. Bush (Reprinted from the New York Times)

By Peter Baker

WASHINGTON — The elder George Bush will not give a speech. He is done with all that, he tells friends. But he will mingle and reminisce and bask in the admiration of graying men and women who helped him govern at a time when, some thought, they had reached the end of history. 1,122 more words

President Harrison's new medical diagnosis

William Henry Harrison, the ninth president of the United States, served one month.  I learned in school that he gave a very long inaugural address, caught pneumonia, and died.  591 more words

Culture

History: Not Easy Being Abraham Lincoln's Wife

Abraham Lincoln did not win the presidency because he got a lot of votes, he won because the votes were spread thinly among many candidates and he happened to garner the most. 158 more words

American History

History Buzz March 22, 2014: Paul Boller, well-known presidential scholar and a TCU professor emeritus, dies at 97

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Paul Boller, well-known presidential scholar and a TCU professor emeritus, dies at 97

Source: Star-Telegram, 3-22-14… 25 more words

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