Semple, Letitia Tyler (1821–1907)

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Semple, Letitia Tyler (1821–1907)

White House hostess. Name variations: Letty Tyler. Born Letitia Tyler in 1821; died 1907; dau. of John Tyler (president of US) and Letitia Tyler (1790–1842); m. James Semple, 1839; no children.

Stood in for invalid mother as White House hostess (1841–42), along with her sister-in-law, Priscilla Cooper Tyler.

See also Women in World History.