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On this day – 1st Lady Edith Roosevelt was born

August 6, 2022

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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 6 of August, repeating indefinitely

On August 6, 1861, First Lady Edith Roosevelt was born in Norwich, Connecticut. Wife to the inimitable Theodore Roosevelt, Edith’s marriage was preceded by a long friendship with Theodore and his family that dated back to infancy. 👶🧒

With her husband often away, Roosevelt proved strong and capable, often running a household of six children by herself. A lifelong reader, she often escaped the demands of the household by retreating to the garden with a book. 📚📖📚

Did you know? Though she wasn’t publicly involved in politics, Edith was known for her excellent judgement and her husband noted that “whenever I go against her judgement, I regret it.”

First Lady Edith Roosevelt, Théobald Chartran, 1902


August 6, 2022
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