President George W. Bush takes the oath of office to serve a second term as 43rd President of the United States, January 20, 2005, during a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol. Laura Bush, Barbara Bush, and Jenna Bush listen as Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist administers the oath. (P44290-391)
The President & Family

First Ladies Trivia


Like most First Ladies, Laura Bush was able to serve the country as the wife of the President. How many First Ladies were not actually wives of the President?


Which First Lady spoke of her role saying, “There was a sense of detachment. This was I, and yet not I — this was the wife of the President and she took precedence over me.”


Mrs. Laura Bush addressed both the 2000 and 2004 Republican National Conventions. Which First Lady was the first to address a national political convention?


Which First Lady wore this inaugural gown?

Helen Taft


Who described the difficulties of being First Lady by saying, “The First Lady is going to be criticized no matter what she does. If she does too little. If she does too much. And I think you just have to be yourself and do the best you can.”


Which First Lady proudly declared, “I had always had the satisfaction of knowing almost as much as he [the president] about the politics and intricacies of any situation.”


Which First Lady wore this inaugural gown?

Barbara Bush


Since President George W. Bush was re-elected, Laura Bush is one of nine women who served as First Lady for two full consecutive terms. One First Lady held the title for two non-consecutive terms. Can you name her?


Mrs. Laura Bush has always been dedicated to education. Before becoming a librarian, Mrs. Bush was a teacher for four years. How many other First Ladies were also teachers?


Whose gown is this?

Nancy Reagan

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