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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 53, December 31, 2006, Article 20

MORE QUIZ ANSWERS: FIRST LADIES ON U.S. MONEY

Last week I asked two quiz questions relating to the U.S. Mint's
new First Spouse Coin series:

1: when was the last time a President's spouse appeared on U.S.
money?

Answer: It's been over a century since the last time an image of
a first lady has appeared on U.S money.  Martha Washington appeared
on a $1 silver certificate note in 1886.

2: which presidential spouse was never a First Lady?

Answer: Thomas Jefferson's wife, Martha.  She died in 1782, long
before Jefferson become president in 1801.

John Dannreuther adds another: "Jane Wyman was Ronald Reagan's
first wife.  She was never a first lady, of course, unless you
consider her a "first leading lady" of the movies!"

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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