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
Born(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
Spouse(s)
Charles Dawes
(m. 1889; died 1951)
Children
  • Rufus Fearing
  • Carolyn
(biological)
  • Dana
  • Virginia
(adopted)

Caro Dana Dawes, née Blymyer (January 6, 1866 – October 3, 1957), was the wife of former Vice President Charles G. Dawes, who served from 1925 to 1929, and was the Second Lady of the United States during that period.

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]

Notes[edit]

Honorary titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Grace Coolidge
Second Lady of the United States
1925–1929
Vacant
Title next held by
Mariette Garner