WHAT BECOMES OF GIRLS THAT LIVE IN THE WHITE HOUSE?
How extremely different a life these young girls experienced spending sometimes many years in the nations’ capital. All of them seem to mature into very fine young women. Some go into public service; others lead quiet, “normal” lives as wives and mothers.
Caroline Kennedy was born Nov. 27 1957 daughter to President John Kennedy. Her White House life began at the age of 4 but was cut short when her father was assassinated in l963. Caroline suffered through the death of her father and her uncle and later her brother and mother.
After graduating from college Caroline worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art when she met her future husband Edwin Schlossberg. They were married in l986. She has remained out of the spotlight until the senate seat held by Hillary Clinton was vacated and there was speculation that Caroline would be appointed to that seat. However for “personal” reasons she dropped out of the running.
JULIE AND TRICIA NIXON
Julie Nixon daughter of President Richard M. Nixon was born July 5 l948. Julie was married just prior to her father’s presidency, but her little sister Tricia not only lived in the White House she was married in the Rose Garden. Tricia was twenty-two years of age when she lived in the White House and was married three years later. Tricia chose to become a very private citizen as a wife and raising her son. She serves on the boards of many medical-research institutions, as well as the Nixon Presidential Library and its adjunct, The Nixon Center in Washington, DC.
JENNA W. and BARBARA PIERCE BUSH
The Bush twins were twenty years old when their father became president and just about to enter college. They did pit stop at the White House when not attending the University of Texas in Austin for Jenna and Yale University for Barbara.
You could say Jenna and Barbara have been the most colorful daughters of our current presidents. Both girls were charged in 2001 with misdemeanors for possession of alcohol.
Jenna graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in English and worked as a teacher in Washington DC. She is married to Henry Hager and resides in Baltimore, Maryland.
Jenna worked with UNICEF in Latin America and Paraguay as an intern for the United Nations Children’s Fund and later wrote a book chronicling her experiences. Her profits from the book went to UNICEF.
Jenna has a degree in English from the University of Texas and works as a schoolteacher in Washington, DC. She was married to Henry Hager, and the couple resides in Baltimore, Maryland.
In 2009 Jenna was hired by CBS as a correspondent for the Today Show.
Barbara graduated from Yale in 2004, lives in Greenwich Village She has worked for the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum and has worked with aids patients in Africa. She is the executive director and president for a nonprofit organization, Global Health Corps that is a partnership with Face Aids.
MALIA AND SASHA OBAMA
These little girls, moved into the White House at the ages of 10 and 7 and remain under the watchful eyes of their parents, who are determined they have as normal a life as possible.
This normal life includes making their own beds, taking care of the dog and other chores.
Sasha now 9 likes hip hop and playing basketball and Malia 12 plays the flute and is concerned about saving the tigers.
Like any proud father President Obama is proud of his beautiful girls and says,
"They don't have an attitude. They're respectful to everybody. They're curious. They're funny. They're just really neat kids,"
Sasha and Malia receive gifts from all over the world, including diamonds, dolls and designer clothes, all of which must be turned over to the National Archives.
We will all enjoy watching the Obama girls for years to come as they mature and perhaps follow in their father’s footsteps.
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