Sophia Dallas

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Sophia Dallas
Second Lady of the United States
In office
March 4, 1845 – March 4, 1849
Preceded by Letitia Christian Tyler
Succeeded by Abigail Fillmore
Personal details
Born (1798-06-25)June 25, 1798
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died January 11, 1869(1869-01-11) (aged 70)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) George M. Dallas

Sophia Chew Nicklin Dallas (June 25, 1798 – January 11, 1869) was the wife of Vice President George Mifflin Dallas who served under President James K. Polk. She was the daughter of Philadelphia merchant Philip Nicklin and Julianna Nicklin (née Chew),[1] and the granddaughter of Benjamin Chew.[2]

George and Sophia Dallas wed in 1816 and had eight children. Mrs. Dallas disliked Washington, D.C., and during her husband's term as Vice President, remained mostly in Philadelphia except for occasional visits to the capital.[3]

Juliana Chew (Mrs. Philip Nicklin), mother of Sophia Dallas

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sophia Chew Nicklin Dallas, 1798-1869 at Find A Grave
  2. ^ Stephen James Ferris - Mrs. Philip Nicklin
  3. ^ Profile, George Mifflin Dallas, 11th Vice President (1845-1849), US Senate Website
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Letitia Tyler
Second Lady of the United States
1845–1849
Succeeded by
Abigail Fillmore