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Lucy Webb Hayes portrait
Description: Illustrated portrait of Lucy Webb Hayes, from "Women and Temperance" by Frances E. Willard, 1884. An Ohio native, Webb Hayes was the wife of U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes. She was a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University (then known as Wesleyan Women's College)--the first presidential spouse to graduate from university. A strong supporter of the temperance movement, she earned the nickname "Lemonade Lucy" because she refused to serve alcohol in the White House. She was also known as an advocate for the abolition of slavery, education and the rights of women. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL04249
Subjects: Hayes, Lucy Webb, 1831-1889; Other--Social Welfare; Temperance--History; First ladies; Presidents' spouses--United States
Places: Chillicothe (Ohio); Ross County (Ohio)