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Caroline Harrison First Spouse Gold Coin First Lady, 1889—1892

May 7, 2020 - First Lady, 1889—1892 Caroline Lavinia Scott Harrison was born October 1, 1832, in Oxford, Ohio. She enjoyed painting for recreation, including china painting, which became one of her passions when she taught ceramic painting at her church. Along with her...

Lucy Hayes First Spouse Gold Coin First Lady, 1877—1881

May 8, 2018 - First Lady, 1877—1881 Lucy Ware Webb Hayes was born on August 28, 1831, in Chillicothe, Ohio, and attended Wesleyan Female College in Cincinnati, where she met Rutherford B. “Rud” Hayes. They married in 1852 and lived in Cincinnati until the...

Lucretia Garfield First Spouse Gold Coin First Lady, 1881

May 8, 2018 - First Lady, 1881 Lucretia Rudolph Garfield was born on April 19, 1832, in Garrettsville, Ohio. She first met future President “Jim” Garfield when both attended a nearby school, and they renewed their friendship in 1851 as students at the Western...

Julia Grant First Spouse Gold Coin First Lady, 1869–1877

May 8, 2018 - First Lady, 1869–1877 Julia Dent Grant was born on January 26, 1826, near St. Louis. She met future Union General and President Ulysses Grant at her affluent family’s plantation, White Haven, where he was welcomed as a former West Point...

Eliza Johnson First Spouse Gold Coin First Lady, 1865—1869

May 8, 2018 - First Lady, 1865—1869 Eliza McCardle Johnson was born on October 4, 1810, in Greeneville, Tenn. She was almost 16 and Andrew Johnson only 17 when they met. She married him within a year, on May 17, 1827. They converted the...

Jane Pierce First Spouse Gold Coin First Lady, 1853–1857

May 8, 2018 - First Lady, 1853–1857 The daughter of a devout Congregationalist minister, Jane Appleton Pierce was born on March 12, 1806, in Hampton, N.H. Her father later moved the family to Brunswick, Maine, when he became president of Bowdoin College, her future...