Answers part 1: If we had a president that was a woman, would her husband be the first man?
Hello there. I haven't posted here for quite some time, but by popular demand, I have decided to get going again. I now begin a series of blog posts that give answers to some of the questions from Crazythoughts.com. In the first installment, we look at a seemingly innocuous question concerning U.S. politics.
If we had a president that was a woman, would her husband be the first man?
Even though many people think so, the wife of the President of the United States does not become First Lady ex officio, so to speak. Strictly speaking, the title First Lady of the United States refers to the hostess of the White House. Usually, the wife of the President and the First Lady have been one and the same, but as Wikipedia says, many First Ladies were not the President's Wife.
Nevertheless, if a woman were to become President, the press and the public would likely refer to her husband as First Gentleman, as has indeed happened to some husbands of U.S. Governors.