Cleveland, Frances Folsom, 1927, Biographical Sketch
AS THE Democrats had lost power under a bachelor President, James Buchanan, they regained it under another bachelor President. This strange coincidence was brought to an end, however, in the second year of Cleveland's administration, when he took as his wife and mistress of the White House, Frances Folsom, to whom he had once been "Uncle Cleve," and upon whose lap she had frequently climbed as a child. The wedding was the first Presidential ceremony to he held in the White House and the new "first lady" of the land, became its most beloved mistress. After Cleveland's death, she married Professor Thomas J. Preston, of Princeton, and is the only widow of a President to remarry.
1. Brief Biographies of our Presidents and the First Ladies of the Land, 1927, American Weekly, Inc., page 23.
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