First Ladies of America

RONALD REAGAN: THE NON-USE & MISUSE OF THE TWENTY FIFTH AMENDMENT

Ronald Reagan, US President 1981-1989, was twice unconscious and unable to perform his Constitutional responsibilities as president for periods of time. The first took place in March 1981 after John Hinkley’s assassination attempt; Reagan underwent an hours-long chest surgery followed by many days of significant necessary rest, during which his capacities were much limited. The …

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JOE BIDEN’S PHYSICIAN: KEVIN O’CONNOR D.O.

As the United States drifts towards the conclusion of the disputed 2020 presidential campaign, Joe Biden’s physician, Kevin O’ Connor has remained out of the eye of the public. O’Connor issued a report of his examination of the former vice-president in 2019, a year prior to the presidential election. He reemerged several months ago with …

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JOE BIDEN DEMENTIA #5. OPINION OF A FORMER PRESIDENTIAL PHYSICIAN. THE HEALTH OF THE 2020 CANDIDATES XVI

The matter of Presidential candidate Joe Biden’s mental fitness for the presidency festers without resolution. This candidate’s official and unofficial spokesmen continue to brush away questions about his mental acuity. As of this posting no recent neurological or psychiatric findings have been revealed. Moreover, no examination has been scheduled that might resolve the question of …

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THE WOMEN IN ANDREW JACKSON’S ORBIT……The Ladies Who Influenced A President

Dear Friends, This blog has been inactive even moribund for many months, a situation that this author is determined to correct. First an explanation – many interesting and rather long travels, to the Panama Canal, along the Danube, Vienna, and most recently a cruise from Sydney to Singapore. Another, and more than satisfying, explanation – …

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JOHN QUINCY ADAMS & ANDREW JACKSON

From Policy Allies to Political Enemies   John Quincy Adams, the sixth United States President, was succeeded in 1828 by Andrew Jackson, its seventh president. Their rivalry during both the 1824 and 1828 presidential campaigns became both politically intense and personally hateful. Jackson blamed Adams for the death of his beloved wife Rachel who perished …

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ANDREW JACKSON’S FITNESS FOR THE PRESIDENCY QUESTIONED BY A PREDECESSOR

THOMAS JEFFERSON HAD HARSH WORDS FOR JACKSON’S PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN IN 1824. Daniel Webster visited the aged former president in his Monticello home in 1824. Webster quoted Jefferson as saying, “I feel much alarmed at the prospect of General Jackson President. He is one of the most unfit men I know of such a place. He …

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EMILY DONELSON

EMILY DONELSON #3

EMILY DONELSON #3 THE THIRD SURROGATE FIRST LADY HER SUCCESS IN THIS ROLE DESPITE HER BANISHMENT TO TENNESSEE FOR A YEAR AND A HALF  Emily Donelson, the niece of widower Andrew Jackson became this president’s substitute first lady upon his inauguration in March, 1837. Jackson’s devoted wife, Rachel, had died from a heart attack in …

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EMILY DONELSON

EMILY DONELSON II

EMILY DONELSON  II THE THIRD SURROGATE FIRST LADY HER CONLICT WITH PEGGY EATON AND THE DISRUPTION OF ANDREW JACKSON’ EARLY PRESIDENCY Emily Donelson was the social hostess and Surrogate First Lady for most of her uncle’s, Andrew Jackson, eight year tenure in the White House as this country’s seventh president (1829-1837). Andrew Jackson Donelson, her …

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EMILY DONELSON

EMILY DONELSON I.

EMILY DONELSON I. THE THIRD SURROGATE FIRST LADY ANDREW JACKSON’S NIECE, A SIGNIFICANT PARTICIPANT IN A MAJOR WASHINGTON SCANDAL  President Andrew Jackson was America’s second president who was a widower. Rachel Jackson, his revered wife of many decades, died from a myocardial infarct (heart attack) during the interval between his election to the presidency and …

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