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Timeline (page 1 of 8)

The First Ladies at the Smithsonian

Martha Dandridge Washington

First Lady 1789–1797

Abigail Smith Adams

First Lady 1797–1801

Martha Jefferson Randolph

First Lady 1801–1809
Daughter of Thomas Jefferson

Dolley Payne Madison

First Lady 1809–1817

Elizabeth Kortright Monroe

First Lady 1817–1825

Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams

First Lady 1825–1829