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Former First Ladies Nancy Reagan, Lady Bird Johnson, Rosalynn Carter, Betty Ford, Barbara Bush, and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton at the National Garden Gala, A Tribute to America's First Ladies, May 11, 1994. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, absent due to illness, died a week after this photograph was taken.

~~First Ladies Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush (standing, left to right), Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon, Rosalynn Carter, and Betty Ford (seated, left to right) at the dedication of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, November 1991

Former First Ladies (left to right) Rosalynn Carter, Hillary Clinton and Barbara Bush with then-First Lady Laura Bush at the dedication of the Clinton presidential library in 2004.

First Lady Michelle demands attention in this one shoulder black dress. With its pleated top and the First Lady's impeccable accessories–a five-strand chain belt and black drop earrings–First Lady Michelle may, dare I say it, surpass even Jackie O' as the most stylish First Lady of the last hundred years. Click the pic for a closer look!

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First Lady Fashion at the the Smithsonian

First lady Helen Taft enthusiastically supported the establishment of the first ladies collection. When asked to contribute a dress to the exhibition, she chose the gown she wore to her husband’s 1909 inauguration. Her choice established a precedent for future first ladies and each one since who attended an inaugural ball has donated the gown she wore to that event.

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46 First Ladies of the United States of America

First Lady, Rachel Roberts Jackson, wife of President Andrew Jackson from Tennessee. She married Jackson while (unbeknownst to either of them) she was still married to her first husbands. Oooops!


Let’s Drink to Phasing Out the First Lady

I like Lady Michelle - a sweetie - but Nick Gillespie, TIME Editor in Chief, has it right when he says the "Office of the First Lady is a boondoggle and offense to women. Let's shut it down." in his "Let’s Drink to Phasing Out the First Lady." Yup! I'll drink to that!! Like England carrying around its dead monkey - the monarchy, and paying for it yet, this non-elected role - is a mere imitation and pretensions of a queen - a useless, titular position - to the first-fathers' I-wanna-be-king.

First Lady Michelle Obama Hosts First Ladies of the World ... U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama greets Lorinda Mahama, wife of John Mahama, President of Ghana, during a luncheon at The Studio Museum of Harlem Tuesday Sept. 24, 2013 in New York. Mrs. Obama hosted the event for spouses of chiefs of state and heads of government participating in the UN General Assembly.

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Lady Bird Johnson and Hillary Clinton

First Ladies | First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton and former First Lady, Lady Bird Johnson

In this first image of multiple First Ladies, Dolley Madison is at far right, incumbent President James Polk and First Lady Sarah Polk at center, and future President James Buchanan at far left, next to his niece and future First Lady Harriet Lane. (Eastman House)