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The Rise of Edith Wilson

While this nation has yet to elect its first woman president—and though history has downplayed her role—just over a century ago a woman became the nation’s first acting president. In fact, she was born in 1872, and her name was Edith Bolling Galt Wilson. Rebecca Roberts, author of the new biography Untold Power, discusses the beautiful, brilliant, charismatic, and calculating woman who reshaped the position of First Lady into one of political prominence forever.

White House Historical Association