Caro Dawes

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Caro Dawes
Caro Dawes 1924.jpg
Second Lady of the United States
In role
March 4, 1925 – March 4, 1929
Vice PresidentCharles G. Dawes
Preceded byGrace Coolidge (1923)
Succeeded byMariette Garner (1933)
Personal details
Caro Dana Blymyer

(1866-01-06)January 6, 1866
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
DiedOctober 3, 1957(1957-10-03) (aged 91)
Evanston, Illinois, U.S.
Resting placeRosehill Cemetery
(m. 1889; died 1951)

Caro Dana Dawes (née Blymyer; January 6, 1866 – October 3, 1957) was the wife of Vice President Charles G. Dawes, and thus second Lady of the United States from 1925 to 1929.

Caro Blymyer married Charles Dawes on January 24, 1889.[1] They had two children and adopted two more. After the death of their son Rufus in 1912, the Daweses retreated from social life and instead devoted much of their energies to charity work.

While serving as Second Lady, Dawes disappointed the social elite of Washington, D.C. because she declined many social invitations. Nonetheless, it was observed that her "manner was sweet and gentle, her conversation cultured, and her dignity unimpeachable."[2]

Dawes died on October 3, 1957,[3] and is buried along with her husband in Rosehill Cemetery.[4]


  1. ^ "The religion of Charles G. Dawes, U.S. Vice-President". Archived from the original on February 15, 2006. Retrieved Mar 20, 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  2. ^ "U.S. Senate: Art & History Home > Charles G. Dawes, 30th Vice President (1925-1929)". Archived from the original on 2014-11-06. Retrieved 2018-02-16.
  3. ^ About the Dawes House Archived May 9, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Caroline Dana "Caro" Blymyer Dawes (1866-1957) - Find A Grave-gedenkplek". Retrieved Mar 20, 2020.
Honorary titles
Title last held by
Grace Coolidge
Second Lady of the United States
Title next held by
Mariette Garner