Johnson, Eliza

Johnson, Eliza (b. McCardle)

(1810–76) First Lady; born in Leesburg, Tenn. Marrying Andrew Johnson in 1827, she educated her husband at home. Later she suffered from tuberculosis and made only two public appearances while in the White House.
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