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Harriet Lane, former President Buchanan's "First Lady," marries Baltimore banker Henry Elliot Johnson

Harriet Lane Johnston, detail
01/11/1866
In a quiet wedding at Wheatland in Pennsylvania, Harriet Lane, the niece of James Buchanan who had served the bachelor president as his hostess at the White House during his tenure, married Baltimore banker Henry Eliiot Johnston who she had first met in 1850.  She was thirty-five years old and eventually had two sons, who both died tragically of disease in their teens.  Her husband died in 1884 and she lived as a very wealthy widow and philanthropist till 1903.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
Robert P. Watson, Affairs of State: The Untold History of Presidential Love, Sex, and Scandal, 1789-1900 (New York: Rowan and Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2012), 243.
Edward T. James, Janet Wilson James, Paul S. Boyer, (eds.), Notable American Women, 1607-1950: A Biographical Dictionary (Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press, 1971),  II:283.

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