Harriet Lane

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U.S. First Lady, Philanthropist(1830–1903)
Harriet Lane, the vivacious niece of bachelor U.S. President James Buchanan, acted as first lady from 1857-1861 while her uncle served in office.

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Harriet Lane, the niece of bachelor U.S. President James Buchanan, acted as first lady from 1857-1861 while her uncle served in office. Known as the 'Democratic Queen,' Lane was admired for her beauty and vivaciousness and used her position as first lady to advocate for better living conditions for Native Americans.

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