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Esther Cleveland

Esther Cleveland (September 9, 1893 – June 25, 1980) was the daughter of the President of the United States Grover Cleveland.

Esther Cleveland is the first presidential child born in the White House. She contracted measles when it spread through the White House, leading to a quarantine.[1] Five years later, she contracted diphtheria. [2]

She made her debut in 1912 [3] and was rumored to be engaged to Randolph D. West shortly after (denied by relatives). [4] In 1918 she married Captain William Sidney Bence Bosanquet of the Coldstream Guards of the British Army. [5] Her husband (born 1893) died on 5 March 1966. [5] Her daughter is the British philosopher Philippa Foot.

Cleveland died in New Hampshire at age 86.

References

  1. ^ Staff report (April 8, 1896). MEASLES IN THE WHITE HOUSE.; Esther Cleveland, the President's Daughter, Attacked by the Disease. New York Times
  2. ^ Staff report (May 21, 1901). ESTHER CLEVELAND ILL.; Daughter of ex-President Attacked with Diphtheria -- Three Other Cases at Princeton. New York Times
  3. ^ Staff report (1912?). MISS CLEVELAND'S DEBUT.; Daughter of Late President, Born in White House, to Enter Society at 19. New York Times
  4. ^ Staff report (October 27, 1912). ESTHER CLEVELAND ENGAGED; Report That 'White House Baby' Will Marry Randolph D. West. New York Times
  5. ^ a b Staff report (March 15, 1918). ESTHER CLEVELAND WEDS CAPT. BOSANQUET; Late President's Daughter Marries Coldstream Guards Officer in Westminster Abbey. New York Times

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