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SPOUSES


Cliché alert!
"Behind every great man there's a great woman"
Apart from our 15th president, James Buchanan, who was a lifelong bachelor, all of our presidents can readily attest to this fact. In fact, six of them (Jefferson, Tyler, B. Harrison, Roosevelt, Harding and Reagan), could attest to it twice.

The role of the spouse of the President was initially not defined, an afterthought, and in most cases, she would normally assume the role of the hostess of the manor. In fact, the term First Lady only came into prominence in the middle of the 19th century. Lucy Hayes, the wife of President Rutherford Hayes, was the first spouse of a president to be officially referred to as the First Lady.

However, the inherent prestige and influence of the spouse grew over time, and her role has significantly evolved over the course of the next century and a half. In modern times, the responsibilities of the first ladies have developed into a semi-political one, while still maintaining the role of principal lead in all matters pertaining to social and ceremonial events in the White House. In addition, the First Lady is now accorded with her own office and support staff, and falls under the jurisdiction of the Office of the President.

It should be noted though, that not all First Ladies were spouses of the president. Twelve of them were immediate family members, to replace either a dead or unavailable spouse.

• Martha Jefferson Randolph (daughter of President Thomas Jefferson)
• Emily Donelson (niece of President Andrew Jackson)
• Sarah Yorke Jackson (daughter-in-law of President Andrew Jackson)
• Angelica Van Buren (daughter-in-law of President Martin Van Buren)
• Jane Irwin Harrison (daughter-in-law of President William Harrison)
• Priscilla Cooper Tyler (daughter-in-law of President John Tyler)
• Harriet Lane (niece of President James Buchanan)
• Mary Arthur McElroy (sister of President Chester Arthur)
• Rose Cleveland (sister of President Grover Cleveland)
• Mary Harrison McKee (daughter of President Benjamin Harrison)
• Margaret Woodrow Wilson (daughter of President Woodward Wilson)
• Chelsea Clinton (daughter of President Bill Clinton)



Why don’t we now take a quick look at the spouses of our 2012 presidential candidates?



 

 

2012 Republican Presidential Nominee
Former Governor of Massachusetts

Mitt Romney

Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney

Romney Spouse

Romney met Ann Lois Davies (April 16, 1949) while both were still in elementary school. On their first meeting, Romney threw stones at his future wife, remarking, What do Cub Scouts do when they see a little girl on a horse? We picked up stones and threw them.”


Their relationship did not progress until her sophomore year, when an 18-year old Mitt saw her at a friend's party. Stunned by the beautiful 16-year old, Mitt offered to drive her home that night, oblivious to the fact that she came with a date for the night. They went on their first date on March 1, 1965, watching Julie Andrews’ The Sound of Music, and young Mitt was very much in love then.  


Clearly, she was beautiful then. But there was something else that happened very quickly … I didn’t want to be anywhere else but with Ann. I wanted to be with her all the time and couldn’t imagine being anywhere else besides being with her.”


Romney proposed to Ann during the school prom the same year, and she accepted. Mitt left for France not long after to do missionary work in France on behalf of the LDS Church, and their relationship was limited to two brief visits in the next year, and the occasional phone calls. Ann enrolled in the Brigham Young University (BYU) the following year, and she managed to engineer a transfer to the University of Grenoble in France for a single semester in her freshman year, allowing the young couple some desperately needed time together.


However, their fairy tale romance suffered a hiccup. The prolonged time apart and lack of communication frustrated Ann. The 18-year old beauty was heavily courted by the boys in BYU, and matters were not helped when Mitt’s phone calls and letters suddenly dried up during the summer of 1968. Fearing the worst, Ann dropped her guard down and accepted the persistent wooing of Kim Cameron, BYU’s student body vice president and star of the men’s basketball team. She wrote to Mitt, and indicating that perhaps they should be seeing other people. Little did she know that Mitt was recovering from a horrific car accident in Bordeaux, which claimed the life of one of his fellow missionary.


Mitt returned home in December 1968, and admitted, I didn't know how we would feel.” But any misgivings he may have had disappeared when he saw Ann waiting with members of his family in the airport. Mitt wasted no time and went straight for the jugular. Seated next to Ann in the back of his sister’s car on their way home, Mitt asked, You want to get married?”


“Yeah,” answered Ann. They were wedded four months later on March 21, 1969, in a civil ceremony in the Davies residence. 42 years on, and the couple is still going strong. Their marriage has been blessed with five sons, and 16 grandchildren.  


Ann, who is a national-level  equestrian, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in November 1998. Today, her current condition is stable.She attributes the remission to a combination of reflexology, accupressure, accupuncture, deep-breathing exercises, yoga” and horse riding.




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2012 Republican Vice-Presidential Nominee
U.S. Representative from Wisconsin

Paul Ryan

Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan

Ryan Spouse

Janna Christine Little, 43.

Paul was introduced to Janna in late 1999 by a mutual friend. At the time, Janna, a graduate of Wellesley College and George Washington University, was working as a tax attorney at PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Washington D.C.

The couple shared a common love for the outdoors, so it was only fitting when less than a year later, Paul proposed to Janna during one of their fishing excursions in St. Germain Lake in northern Wisconsin

They were married in December, 2000 in Janna’s hometown in Marshall County, Oklahoma.

The couple currently resides with their three children in Janesville, Wisconsin.




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Declared 2012 Republican Presidential Candidate


Kathyern Lane

Presidential Candidate Kathyern Lane

Lane Spouse

Former Spouses
•Jon Kelly Weaver
•Horace Alcorta Ozuna

Current
•Bob Dale Lane

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Declared 2012 Republican Presidential Candidate
U.S. Representative from the State of Texas

Ron Paul

Presidential Candidate Ron Paul

Paul Spouse

• Ron Paul has been married to Carol Wells since 1957.

• They met in high school in 1952 when she asked him to her 16th birthday party.

• They were married in Ron’s last year of college before he went to medical school.

• Carol taught ballet, tap and baton to help make ends meet while Ron interned.

• She also learned to decorate cakes after they moved to Texas in 1963.

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