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Grover and Frances Cleveland

Source: The Library of Congress

Frances Folsom Cleveland was the first woman to marry an incumbent President in the White House; she and President Cleveland married in 1886. The ceremony, arranged by Cleveland's sister, was simple and small and took place in the Blue Room. “Frankie,” as she was known, was young and beautiful, and the romance of a White House wedding thrilled many Americans, who likened it to royal nuptials.

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