Frances Folsom Cleveland Preston

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Birthday
21, 1864
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Oct 29, 1947 (83)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
21, 1864
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Oct 29, 1947 (83)

About

Wife of United States President Grover Cleveland who served as the First Lady of the United States from 1886 to 1889 and again from 1893 to 1897. At age 21, she became the youngest First Lady in history.

Before Fame

She attended Wells College in Aurora, New York. She married Grover Cleveland, who was a friend of her father, in 1886.

Trivia

Her alma mater Wells College constructed Cleveland Hall in her honor in 1911.

Family Life

She had children named Ruth, Esther, Marion, Richard and Francis. After Grover Cleveland's death, she married archaeology professor Thomas J. Preston, Jr., making her the first presidential widow to remarry.

Associated With

She took over the title of First Lady from her husband's sister, Rose Cleveland.