After President Woodrow Wilson suffered a paralyzing stroke in the fall of 1919, his wife, First Lady Edith Wilson, began to handle the day-to-day responsibilities of the Executive Office. In the tenuous peace following the end of World War I, Mrs. Wilson dedicated herself to managing the office of the President. Though her Oval Office authority was acknowledged in Washington, D.C. circles at the time, her legacy as "First Woman President" is now largely forgotten. William Hazelgrove's Madam President is a vivid, engaging portrait of the woman who became the acting President of the United States in 1919, months before women officially won the right to vote.
This is event is possible thanks to the La Grange Public Library's partner, The La Grange Area Historical Society.
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