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Harriet Lane

About Harriet Lane

Niece of lifelong bachelor and President of the United States James Buchanan who acted as First Lady from 1857 to 1861. She was known for the large collection of European art that she had acquired over the years and donated to the government after her death.

Early life

After the death of her father at age eleven, she requested James Buchanan as her legal guardian.


She had three cutters (vessels) named in her honor by the United States Coast Guard.

Family of Harriet Lane

She was thirty-six years old when she married Henry Elliott Johnston, a Baltimore banker.

Close associates of Harriet Lane

She used her time and influence as James Buchanan s First Lady to improve the living conditions of Native Americans in reservations.

Juliana Awada

About Juliana Awada

Became known as the First Lady of Argentina, married to the 53rd President, Mauricio Macri.

Early life

She attended Oxford University and worked for her family s textile company for years.


She s topped numerous Best Dressed Lists, including being named one of the best-dressed women in the world by Vogue in 2016.

Family of Juliana Awada

She married politician Mauricio Macri in November 2010. They have a daughter named Antonia.

Close associates of Juliana Awada

Her style has been compared to that of a modern-day Jackie Kennedy or Michelle Obama.

Ellen Arthur

About Ellen Arthur

Wife of Chester A. Arthur, the twenty-first President of the United States from 1881 to 1885. She unfortunately died of pneumonia before he took office.

Early life

She met Chester A. Arthur through her cousin, who was Arthur s friend.


She was a talented soprano and sang with the Mendelssohn Glee Club and performed at benefits around New York.

Family of Ellen Arthur

She had two surviving children from her marriage to Chester.

Close associates of Ellen Arthur

Both she and First Lady Nancy Reagan were the only children in their families.

Ellen Axson Wilson

About Ellen Axson Wilson

Wife of Woodrow Wilson who was the First Lady of the United States from 1913 until her death the following year. She donated much of her time to charity and helping to improve housing in the capital s slums.

Early life

She attended New York University and was an artist.


She died of Bright s disease while her husband was still in office as president.

Family of Ellen Axson Wilson

She first met future husband and President of the U.S. Woodrow Wilson when she was an infant.

Close associates of Ellen Axson Wilson

She was the first lady after Helen Taft served as first lady.

Jeannette Kagame

About Jeannette Kagame

Wife of Paul Kagame, who became the President of Rwanda in 2000. She has been a strong advocate for widows, orphans, and the impoverished in Rwanda, a country that was shaken by Genocide in 1994.

Early life

She briefly fled Rwanda during the 1994 genocide.


She is the founder of the non-profit Imbuto Foundation.

Family of Jeannette Kagame

She married Paul Kagame in 1989 and had four children, Ivan, Ange, Ian and Brian, with him.

Close associates of Jeannette Kagame

She has been married to Paul Kagame for over two decades.

Emmy Goring

About Emmy Goring

Wife of the Nazi general and Luftwaffe Commander-in-Chief Hermann Goring. She was considered Nazi Germany s first lady because she often served as Adolf Hitler s hostess at state functions.

Early life

She arranged Adolf Hitler s state functions, which led to a lot of animosity between her and Evan Braun, Hitler s mistress.


After the defeat of Germany she was sentenced to a year in prison and had a portion of her property confiscated, but she was allowed to live out the rest of her life in peace.

Family of Emmy Goring

She was Hermann Goring s second wife.

Close associates of Emmy Goring

After the war she wrote an autobiography about her life with Herman Goring.