On November 14, 1896, First Lady Mamie Eisenhower was born in Boone, Iowa
November 14, 2023
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On November 14, 1896, First Lady Mamie Eisenhower was born in Boone, Iowa. Despite the demands of being a military wife, and then, the wife of a prominent figure, she always had a cheerful, outgoing demeanor that endeared her to the public.
She publicly shunned political involvement, but her actions often spoke louder than words. Mamie was the first to include Black children in the White House Easter Egg Roll, campaigned for a female representative from Denver, and expressed her disapproval of Joseph McCarthy by omitting him from White House social events.
Did you know? Mamie’s love of the color pink was well-known and many women emulated her style by wearing short bangs, off-the-shoulder dresses, and “Mamie pink.” 💗💗💗
Mamie Doud Eisenhower, Thomas Edgar Stevens, 1959
-Written by Anna Zemaitaitis, Communications and Design Officer