Edith Bolling Galt Wilson

Updated Oct 04, 2020
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Edith Bolling Galt Wilson was the second wife of President Woodrow Wilson and First Lady of the United States. Some referred to her as "the first woman to run the government" for the role she played when her husband suffered prolonged and disabling illness after a stroke in October 1919.

She was born Edith Bolling (seen here at age 15) and married a jeweler, Norman Galt, in 1896. In 1908, her first husband died. She married President Woodrow Wilson (he was President when they met) in 1915.

Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress.
Date & Place: in Virginia USA

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AncientFaces commented on Oct 02, 2020
Do you know who this is? Later in life, 15 yr old Edith Bolling married President Woodrow Wilson and when he had a disabling stroke on Oct 2, 1919, she effectively took over the reins of government. Some historians call her "the first woman to run the government"!
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