Karen Pence

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Karen Pence
Karen Pence official portrait 2.jpg
Second Lady of the United States
In role
January 20, 2017 – January 20, 2021
Vice PresidentMike Pence
Preceded byJill Biden
Succeeded byDouglas Emhoff (as Second Gentleman)
First Lady of Indiana
In role
January 14, 2013 – January 9, 2017
GovernorMike Pence
Preceded byCheri Daniels
Succeeded byJanet Holcomb
Personal details
Karen Sue Batten

(1957-01-01) January 1, 1957 (age 64)
McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Steve Whitaker (m. 1978, divorced)
Mike Pence (m. 1985)
Children3, including Charlotte
ResidenceIndianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
EducationButler University (BS, MS)

Karen Sue Pence (née Batten, formerly Whitaker; November 18, 1958) is an American educator and painter.[1] She was the Second Lady of the United States from January 20, 2017 to January 20, 2021. She was the First Lady of Indiana from 2013 to 2017.

She is married to former Vice President of the United States and former Governor of Indiana Mike Pence. They were married in 1985. They have three children.

In May 2021, the Pences bought a home north of Indianapolis.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Karen Pence: Holding political office always important to Mike Pence". The Republic (Columbus, Indiana). Retrieved 1 May 2015.
  2. "Mike and Karen Pence Purchase New Home Near Indianapolis: 'Good to Be Back'". People. May 26, 2021. Retrieved May 26, 2021.

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Karen Pence at Wikimedia Commons