Profession: US First Lady
Why Famous: The second wife of President Theodore Roosevelt who served as First Lady of the United States during his presidency from 1901 to 1909.
Under Edith's direction the White House was modernized and living quarters first separated from offices. The new West Wing was unveiled in 1903.
- 1886-12-02 26th US President Theodore Roosevelt (28) weds second wife Edith Kermit Carow (25) in London
- 1901-10-16 Booker T. Washington and his family are invited to dine at the White House with Teddy and Edith Roosevelt, prompting condemnation from the South
- 1903-01-01 President Theodore Roosevelt and Edith Roosevelt unveil new renovations to The White House, including a new West Wing