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Simfan34
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« on: January 25, 2012, 05:22:22 pm »

What challenges would an unmarried candidate for President face to election?

And who would act as First Lady?
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« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2012, 05:40:44 pm »

The only precedent set was James Buchanan and his niece was hostess. Maybe a living female relative could act in the same capacity.
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« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2012, 07:39:46 pm »
« Edited: January 25, 2012, 08:05:33 pm by LBJer »

The only precedent set was James Buchanan and his niece was hostess. Maybe a living female relative could act in the same capacity.


That's not accurate--Grover Cleveland had never been married when he was elected for the first time in 1884.  He married during his first term.
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« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2012, 09:37:26 pm »

When Hillary ran for Senate, Chelsea served as First Lady. It would probably be a daughter/niece or other female relative.
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« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2012, 11:05:18 pm »

When Hillary ran for Senate, Chelsea served as First Lady. It would probably be a daughter/niece or other female relative.

I had been imagining a bachelor, but true, true.
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« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2012, 01:40:42 am »

If it was a female president, wouldn't she also be first lady?
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« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2012, 01:49:26 am »

Andrew Jackson was a widower.
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« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2012, 03:18:55 am »


So were Jefferson and Arthur.
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« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2012, 04:43:31 am »

What does "serving as First Lady" mean ? I didn't know the office of "First Lady" was established by the constitution. Huh
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