On this day, October 29, 1947, Frances Cleveland passed away at the age of 83. She was only 21 years old, however, when she became the youngest First Lady of the United States when she married President Grover Cleveland in the White House Blue Room in 1886. Her popularity was almost instantaneous and her image appeared in advertising everywhere. President and Mrs. Cleveland have the distinction of being the only presidential couple whose baby was born in the White House. Frances Cleveland was also the only First Lady to occupy the position twice when President Cleveland won two non-consecutive terms. In fact, when President Cleveland was voted out of office after his first term, Frances told the servants to take care of the furniture because they would come back and so they did.
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