Margaret Cleveland

Join Us for a Free Seminar
Sunday, March 8th, 12:00 – 2:30pm

Location: 627 Route 1, York, Maine (in the Eldredge Building)

Sponsored by the International Women’s Club of New England

Our speaker, Margaret Cleveland, is the youngest grandchild of First Lady Frances Folsom Cleveland and President Grover Cleveland. Her father, Richard, was their oldest son, born in 1897, the year Cleveland left office. It was said the President left the White House to get “a little son and heir”.

Margaret was raised in Baltimore and attended Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY, and pursued graduate level studies at Harvard and the University of Southern Maine. She has enjoyed an eclectic career including work in network news, educational publishing, theater administration, healthcare, adult and higher education. Today she works as an organizational behavior consultant. She is also a certified ADHD coach, helping adults unlock barriers to improved executive function.

Outside her working life, Margaret serves as the chair of the board of The Barnstormers Theatre in Tamworth, NH. She is also working her own writing project – a family memoir.

Margaret will speak about her Grandmother, Frances Folsom, who at age 21 became the country’s youngest ever First Lady when she married 49 year-old bachelor President Grover Cleveland. She will tell you about how in little time Frances’ influence was widely felt and continued long after she left the White House. It’s a story of romance and intellect, humor and grace, tragedy and triumph.

Margaret’s talk will include highlights of Frances Folsom’s rich life before, during and after the White House.

Don’t miss this intimate and loving story of a Great First Lady!

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