Cornelia Cole Fairbanks

Cornelia "Nellie" Cole Fairbanks (January 14, 1852 – October 24, 1913) was the wife of Charles W. Fairbanks, the 26th vice president of the United States. During her husband's tenure she held the unofficial position of the second Lady of the United States from 1905 to 1909. She was at the forefront of the women's suffrage movement and considered a pathfinder to politics for American women in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Cornelia Cole Fairbanks
Second Lady of the United States
In role
March 4, 1905  March 4, 1909
Vice PresidentCharles W. Fairbanks
Preceded byEdith Roosevelt (1901)
Succeeded byCarrie Sherman
President General, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
In office
Preceded byMary Margaretta Fryer Manning
Succeeded byEmily Nelson Ritchie McLean
Personal details
Cornelia Cole

(1852-01-14)January 14, 1852
Marysville, Ohio, U.S.
DiedOctober 24, 1913(1913-10-24) (aged 61)
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
Resting placeCrown Hill Cemetery
(m. 1874)
  • Adelaide
  • Robert
  • Richard
  • Frederick
  • Warren
EducationOhio Wesleyan University (BA)

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