Where’d They Go to School?™ — U. S. First Ladies
May21

Where’d They Go to School?™ — U. S. First Ladies

In our first Where’d They Go To School? list, we reported on where the Presidents of the United States were educated. It wasn’t long after that we began to wonder where the nation’s First Ladies studied. Twenty-two First Ladies had some level of formal education. Are any of the schools they attended on your list of schools to visit? Martha Dandridge Custis Washington:  None. Abigail Smith Adams:  None. Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson:  None. Dolley Payne Todd Madison:  None. Elizabeth Kortright Monroe:  None. Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams:  None. Rachel Donelson Jackson:  None. Hannah Hoes Van Buren:  None. Anna Tuthill Symmes Harrison:  None. Letitia Christian Tyler:  None.  2nd Mrs. Tyler: Julia Gardiner Tyler:  None. Sarah Childress Polk:  Salem Academy (Salem College) Margaret Mackall Smith Taylor:  None. Abigail Powers Fillmore:  None. Jane Means Appleton Pierce:  None. Harriet Lane:  Convent and Academy of the Visitation (renamed Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School) Mary Todd Lincoln:  None. Eliza McCardle Johnson:  None. Julia Dent Grant:  None. Lucy Ware Webb Hayes:   (Wesleyan Female College) Wesleyan College Lucretia Rudolph Garfield:   (Western Reserve Eclectic Institute) Hiram College Ellen Lewis Herndon Arthur:  None Frances Folsom Cleveland:  Miami University, Oxford, OH) Caroline Lavinia Scott Harrison:   Oxford Female Institute (now Miami University, Oxford, OH) Ida Saxton McKinley:  None. Edith Kermit Cardow Roosevelt:  None. Helen Herron Taft:  None. Ellen Axson Wilson:  None. Edith Bolling Galt Wilson:   Martha Washington College (merged into) Emory & Henry College Florence Kling Harding:  Cincinnati Conservatory Grace Anna Goodhue Coolidge:  University of Vermont Lou Henry Hoover:  Standford Anna Eleanor Roosevelt:  The New School Elizabeth Virginia Wallace Truman:  None. Mamie Geneva Doud Eisenhower:  Finishing School. Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy:  Vassar College, Sorbonne, George Washington Unviersity Claudia Taylor (Lady Bird) Johnson:  University of Texas Patricia Ryan Nixon:  University of Southern California Elizabeth Bloomer Ford:  Bennington College Rosalynn Smith Carter:  Georgia Southwestern College Nancy Davis Reagan:  Smith College Barbara Pierce Bush:  Smith College Hillary Rodham Clinton:  Wellesley College, Yale Law School Laura Lane Welch Bush:  Southern Methodist University, University of Texas at Austin Michelle Obama:  Princeton University, Harvard Law School The information published here has been verified and updated on 05/20/10, using a variety of web sites in addition to the First Ladies White House informational site. “Where’d They Go to School” is a series appearing on...

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