Second Lady

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A Second Lady (for females) or Second Gentleman (for males) is a title sometimes used in reference to the spouse of a vice president[1][2][3] or a lieutenant governor,[4][5][6][7] and if no office of vice president or lieutenant governor exists, of a prime minister or premier of a republic, and to the deputy prime minister or deputy premier of a monarchy, styled relative to the title of First Lady, the wife of a president or governor of a republic or of a prime minister or premier of a monarchy. Although no country grants any legal power to second ladies, their duties often include the following:

  • hosting during receptions at the vice presidential/prime ministerial/deputy prime ministerial residence
  • presiding over selected welfare institutions
  • accompanying the spouse in official travels
  • various ceremonial duties.


Other usage[edit]

Monica Lewinsky, who was involved in a relationship with President Bill Clinton, was jokingly referred to as the "Second Lady". [1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Second Lady Announces Kristan King Nevins as Chief of Staff". 7 February 2017. 
  2. ^ "Mrs. Karen Pence". 24 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Remarks of Dr. Jill Biden at the White House Convening on Operation Educate the Educators". 13 April 2016. 
  4. ^ Blackwood, Harris (7 January 2007). "Georgia's Second Lady". Gainesville Times. Retrieved 9 February 2017. 
  5. ^ Sarah Baird (September 10, 2008). "Lieutenant Governor Recognizes National Cervical Cancer Awareness Week". 
  6. ^ "Rep. Black Honors Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey on Upcoming Retirement from State Senate". Rep. Black's Office. 
  7. ^ "State's First Female Lieutenant Governor Lucy Baxley Dies at 78". 17 October 2016.