Second Ladies and Gentlemen of the United States

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Douglas Emhoff husband of Vice President Kamala Harris. He is the current Second Gentleman of the United States since January 20, 2021

The Second Gentleman of the United States is the husband of the Vice President of the United States. The Second Lady of the United States would be the wife of the Vice President. The name took shape as late-20th-century and early-21st-century vice presidential wives took on public policy roles that attracted a great deal of media attention. Tipper Gore, wife of Vice President Al Gore of Tennessee, was active in several campaigns to remove indecent material from popular American entertainment like movies, television shows and music, starting when her husband was a senator.

The current Second Gentleman is Douglas Emhoff.[1]

At this date, there are six living current or former Vice Presidents' wives or husbands:

List of spouses of the Vice Presidents[change | change source]

18th century[change | change source]

Abigail Adams was the first Vice President's wife of the United States, as well as the first to become First Lady

19th century[change | change source]

Letitia Christian Tyler was the first Vice Presidential consort to ascend to the post of First Lady through the death of a president

20th century[change | change source]

Pat Nixon was the Vice President's wife, accompanying her husband Richard on many foreign trips; she later became First Lady as well

21st century[change | change source]

Living former Second Ladies[change | change source]

As of January 2021, there are five living former Second Ladies.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Kamala Harris' husband will be the second gentleman. She'll still call him 'honey'". TODAY.com. Retrieved 2020-12-05.