First Lady of the United States

wife of the President of the United States

The First Lady of the United States or sometimes abbreviated as (FLOTUS), is the wife of the President of the United States. If the president is not married, or his wife is unable to do the tasks of first lady, a family member such as daughter or sister usually is considered the first lady. The current first lady is Jill Biden.

First Lady of the
United States
Jill Biden First Lady official portrait (cropped).jpg
Incumbent
Jill Biden

since January 20, 2021
ResidenceWhite House
Inaugural holderMartha Washington
FormationApril 30, 1789
Websitewhitehouse.gov/history/firstladies

Some famous former first ladies include Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, Dolley Madison, Mary Lincoln, Edith Wilson, Lou Hoover, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jacqueline Kennedy, "Lady Bird Johnson", Betty Ford, Rosalynn Carter, Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush, Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush, Michelle Obama and Melania Trump.

What the First Lady doesEdit

The first lady is not chosen by the people of the United States. There are no jobs she is officially required to perform. Though she is not paid for being the first lady, she is often involvement in political campaigns, management of the White House, championing social causes and representing the president at official and ceremonial occasions. First ladies have focused on different causes and have had a strong influence in a range of sectors, from public opinion on policy to fashion.

Living former First LadiesEdit

As of January 20, 2021, there are five living former First Ladies, as seen below.

# First Lady Served Born President
39   Rosalynn Carter 1977–1981 1927
(age 95)
Jimmy Carter
42   Hillary Clinton 1993–2001 1947
(age 74)
Bill Clinton
43   Laura Bush 2001–2009 1946
(age 75)
George W. Bush
44   Michelle Obama 2009–2017 1964
(age 58)
Barack Obama
45   Melania Trump 2017–2021 1970
(age 52)
Donald Trump