Frank: The Story of Frances Folsom Cleveland, America's Youngest First Lady


The first full-length biography of America’s youngest, and perhaps most underrated, First Lady.
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The first full-length biography of America’s youngest, and perhaps most underrated, First Lady.
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Even though she shared her husband’s opposition to women’s suffrage, favoring instead an exalted role for women in the home, she struggled with Cleveland’s possessiveness. A strong and opinionated woman in her own right, she developed her own network of associations that promoted kindergartens, mission work, and charitable activities that alleviated conditions for the poor.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781438428178
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 10/8/2009
  • Series: Excelsior Editions
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 691,339
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Annette Dunlap is an independent scholar and journalist. She lives in North Carolina.

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1. “A little schoolgirl”

2. “A peculiarly happy disposition”

3. “Her manner is charming”

4. “She’ll do!”

5. “The place is full of rumours about Mrs. Cleveland”

6. “Life is very smooth and even and beautiful”

7. “Mrs. Cleveland knew what she wanted”

8. “The best part is . . . the drive with G.C.”

9. “Mr. Cleveland died at nine this morning”

10. “I am marrying Mrs. Grover Cleveland”

11. “America is simply not used to being serious about anything”

12. “I wish only a true picture of his life”


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