Going back to the first presidency just as the public was just becoming aware of the public and private roles a president's wife could play, there was no precedent. Martha Washington had the support in planning social events of Polly Lear, the wife of the President's secretary Tobias Lear. I believe Tobias Lear may have been federally salaried and even lived in the "public housing," the pre-White House presidential residences occupied by the Washingtons in the capital cities of New York and Philadelphia. So Mrs. Lear was not salaried but she did benefit from taxpayer funds, quite indirectly.
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