THE CONGRESS: No. 3 for McAdoo

In 1885, the year he was admitted to the Tennessee bar, lean, virile William Gibbs McAdoo, 22, married Sarah Houstoun Fleming of Chattanooga. She bore him six children, saw him grow rich & famed, died in 1912. Next year Mr. McAdoo became Woodrow Wilson's first Secretary of the Treasury and, somewhat hopelessly because he was already a grandfather and twice her age, began courting the youngest of the President's three daughters. On a bench near the foot of the Washington Monument one December evening he plucked up courage, proposed, was accepted. Secretary...

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