Tuesday, December 13, 2011

First Ladies Campaigning

We are used to seeing First Ladies (or prospective ones) out on the trial with their husbands, but this wasn't always the case. This exhibit at the Smithsonian highlights some First Ladies and their campaign contributions.

Florence Harding was very active:
Florence Harding acted as one of Warren Harding’s campaign managers. She lobbied delegates and talked to the press at the 1920 Republican convention, arranged photo opportunities during the campaign, played a part in determining strategy, and actively courted the votes of newly enfranchised women.

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