Saluting First Ladies

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Eleanor Roosevelt

First Ladies Lou Hoover, Bess Truman, Mamie Eisenhower, and Barbara Bush kept low profiles when accompanying their husbands on Princeton visits. But in 1944 Eleanor Roosevelt, above, came solo and addressed a student organization on how can the quality of our citizenship be improved and how can our active participation in government be stimulated? More recently, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has visited twice, as a First Lady and as a U.S. Senator. Will current First Lady Michelle Obama '85 make the trip, too?

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