Madison, Dolley, 1768-1849

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Birth 1768-05-20
Death 1849-07-12
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Dolley Madison (b. May 20, 1768, New Garden, North Carolina – d. July 12, 1849, Washington, DC) was the wife of President James Madison. She was noted for her social graces, which boosted her husband’s popularity as President. She did much to define the role of the President’s spouse, known later by the title First Lady. Dolley Madison also helped to furnish the newly constructed White House. When the British set fire to it in 1814, she was credited with saving the classic portrait of George Washington.

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  • Presidents' spouses--Correspondence--19th century
  • Court-plaster
  • Women--History--19th century
  • Wives--Effects of husband's employment on
  • Books
  • Bunker Hill, Battle of, Boston, Mass., 1775
  • Eye--Inflammation--History--19th century
  • Petition, Right of--History--19th century
  • President's spouses
  • History
  • Widows--History--19th century
  • Presidents' spouses--History--19th century
  • Presidents--Correspondence--19th century
  • Home economics--Accounting

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  • Presidents' spouses--United States

Places:

  • Washington, D. C., DC, US
  • Orange County, VA, US
  • Virginia, VA, US
  • Philadelphia, PA, US
  • Guilford County, NC, US