Frances Cleveland (1864-1947) was the wife of Grover Cleveland, the 22nd and 24th president of the United States. Just 21 years old when she became first lady, Frances Cleveland holds a number of distinctions in presidential history: She was the youngest first lady in American history, the first bride to marry an incumbent president at the White House and the first first lady to give birth in the White House.
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Frances Cleveland was certain that her husband Grover would one day return to the presidency, despite his failed reelection bid in 1888. She reportedly instructed the mansion's staff to take care of the White House and its furnishings for her. Four years later, she was proven correct and the Clevelands became the only first couple to occupy the White House in non-consecutive terms.
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