First White House baby

Updated July 24, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

The Question:

Who was the first baby born to a president's wife in the White House?

The Answer:

The first baby born to a First Lady in the White House was Esther Cleveland, second daughter of Grover and Frances Cleveland, in 1893. She was not the first baby born in the White House, however. Thomas Jefferson's grandson, James Madison Randolph, was born there in 1805. For more information about our presidents, you might like to check out our Presidential Factfile.

-The Editors

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