|Second lady of the United States|
March 4, 1825 – December 28, 1832
|Vice President||John C. Calhoun|
|Preceded by||Hannah Marine Tompkins|
|Succeeded by||Letitia Christian Tyler|
Floride Bonneau Colhoun
February 15, 1792
Charleston, South Carolina
|Died||July 25, 1866 (aged 74)|
Pendleton, South Carolina, U.S
|Spouse(s)||John C. Calhoun|
|Children||Andrew Pickens Calhoun (1811–1865), Floride Pure Calhoun (1814–1815), Jane Calhoun (1816–1816), Anna Maria Calhoun (1817–1875), Elizabeth Calhoun (1819–1820), Patrick Calhoun (1821–1858), John Caldwell Calhoun Jr. (1823–1850), Martha Cornelia Calhoun (1824–1857), James Edward Calhoun (1826–1861), and William Lowndes Calhoun (1829–1858)|
|Parents||John E. Colhoun Floride Bonneau|
Floride Bonneau Calhoun (née Colhoun; February 15, 1792 – July 25, 1866) was the wife of prominent U.S. politician John C. Calhoun. She is best known for her leading role in the Petticoat affair, which occurred during her husband's service as vice president of the United States. In that role, Mrs. Calhoun led the wives of other Cabinet members in ostracizing Peggy Eaton, the wife of Secretary of War John Eaton, whom they considered a woman of low morals. The affair helped damage relations between John C. Calhoun and President Andrew Jackson, and effectively ended any legitimate chance of him becoming president of the United States.
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Eight years later in 1825, she became Second Lady of the United States, following her husband's election as vice president, serving in that role until his resignation in 1832. She served from 1825 to 1832.