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First Lady
    (May 4, 1820-July 10, 1889)
    Birth name is Julia Gardiner
    First Lady (June 26, 1844 – March 4, 1845)
    Married President John Tyler (June 26, 1844)
    Daughter of Senator David Gardiner
    Widowed at 41 (January 18, 1862)
    She was 30 years younger than President John Tyler. She was 24 when she married 54 year old President John Tyler.
    She saw slavery as a good thing, even writing that slavery is a 'civilizing influence and noted that their slaves lived better than the poor of London.'
    Despite being a New Yorker and President John Tyler trying to preserve the union, she strongly supported the confederacy.
    When her plantation was taken by the union, she ran back to New York, where her family rejected her. Her mom took her in.
    She was a spendthrift.
    Her nickname was Rose of Long Island.
    She converted from Episcopalian to Roman Catholic.
    She was an attention seeker.
    She began seeking a husband at fifteen.
    Like royalty, she insists on a court in waiting.
    She decorated her wedding dais royalty with royal purple and ostrich plumes.
    She was nicknamed 'Lady Presidentress' and 'Her Loveliness.'
    She had her own publicity agent.
    She didn't get along with her stepdaughter Letitia Tyler Semple.
    She was retired as First Lady at just 25.
    She got bad press because of her nepotism and regal manner.
    She began the tradition of playing 'Hail to the Chief' when the president arrives (1844).
    She modeled for a Department Store newspaper advertisement (1840).
    She was known for her great figure and flirtatiousness.
    She was recklessly spontaneous and a fun girl.
    She graduated Madame N.D. Chagaray’s Institute for young ladies in New York City.
    She came from great wealth.
    She sang and played guitar.
    In three years, she turned down a Supreme Court Justice and two congressmen to eventually marry President John Tyler.
    Dolley Madison took her father Senator Gardiner on a gunboat up the Potomic. A shell accidentally exploded killing him (February 28, 1944). Upon hearing this, Julia fainted into President John Tyler's arms. Five months later they married (June 26, 1844). Dolley Madison always took pride in bringing them together.
    She was the first woman to wed a sitting president.
    She enjoyed the trappings of being the first lady and treated it almost like she was the Queen.
    She loved to dance.
    She was the then youngest first lady at 24.
    She wore the pen her husband used to sign the annexation of Texas in a necklace.
    She was a strong proponent for the annexation of Texas. called her term 'colorful, hectic and remarkable.'
    She used her own wealth to rebuild Sherwood Forest, her husband's Virginia plantation.
    She made sure to give her kids the best education she could afford.
    She was the first First Lady to have her portrait hung in the White House.
    She died in the same hotel room her husband died in more than a quarter of a century earlier.
    The press forgave many of her dalliances chalking it up to youthful exuberance.
    In 2018, Out of 12 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 7 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 9 Votes: 77.78% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 5 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 23 Votes: 52.17% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 7 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 23 Votes: 52.17% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 22 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 26 Votes: 65.38% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 44 Votes: 45.45% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 46 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 102 Votes: 53.92% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 114 Votes: 57.89% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 59 Votes: 59.32% Annoying
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