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The First Lady of the United States is the wife of the President of the United States. If the President is not married, or his wife is unable to do the jobs of First Lady, a family member such as daughter or sister usually is considered the First Lady.

Some famous former first ladies include Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, Dolley Madison, Mary Todd Lincoln, Julia Grant, Lucy Webb Hayes, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jacqueline Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon, Betty Ford, Rosalynn Carter, Nancy Reagan, and Hillary Rodham Clinton.

As of 2017, the position is vacant.

What the First Lady does

The First Lady is not chosen by the people of the United States, and there are no things that she must do. She is also not paid for being First Lady. However, she joins in many official ceremonies with the President. Sometimes they participate in organizing events for their spouse.

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