Maureen Reagan was the first child of the former U.S. president, Ronald Reagan, and his first wife, Jane Wyman. The photo below shows a young Maureen being escorted by her father at her wedding. The wedding ceremony took place on February 28, 1964, when Maureen wedded lawyer and Marine corps officer, David Sills. This was Maureen’s second wedding, as she had been married before, in 1961.
Maureen was an actress in her younger years, later became co-chair of the Republican National Committee. Her marriage to Sills lasted only three years until they finally divorced in 1967. Maureen remarried in 1981. She passed away from melanoma in 2001, in Granite Bay, California. She was 60 years old.
Luci Baines Johnson and Patrick Nugent
Luci Baines is the youngest daughter of former U.S. President, Lyndon B. Johnson, and wife, former First Lady, Lady Bird Johnson. Luci married Air National Guardsman, Patrick Nugent, on August 6, 1966. Below, they are pictured on their wedding day, arm-in-arm outside the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. Luci's bridesmaids make a nice contrast to the photo with their pink veils, as they hold Luci's dress train.
Luci's name was actually spelled "Lucy", but in an act of rebellion against her parents, she changed the "y" for an "i". Luci is an American businesswoman and philanthropist. Her marriage to Patrick Nugent would last 13 years and produce four children, until their divorce in 1979. Luci remarried to Ian Turpin in 1984.
John F. Kennedy Jr. and Carolyn Bessette
Another Kennedy on our list, John F. Kennedy Jr., often called JFK Jr. or John John, was the son of former President, John F. Kennedy, and former First Lady, Jacqueline Onassis. A graduate from Brown University and later, NYU, John Jr. was a very successful lawyer, journalist and magazine publisher. Below he is seen with wife, Carolyn Bessette, a saleswoman and publicist for Calvin Klein, on their wedding day on September 21, 1996, in a private ceremony in Georgia.
Unfortunately, this love story only lasted for three years, and ended tragically, after both John and Carolyn were killed in a plane crash off the coast of Martha's Vineyard, on July 16, 1999. Carolyn's older sister Lauren was also on the plane.
Elliott Roosevelt and Elizabeth Browning Donner
Elliott Roosevelt was the second son of 32nd U.S. President, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and former First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt. In the photo below we see young Elliott with his wife, Elizabeth Browing Donner, a Philadelphian socialite, on their wedding day, on January 16, 1932, in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. The photo was taken after the wedding ceremony, in the Church of the Redeemer.
Sadly, the marriage wouldn't last long, and the couple divorced a year later, in 1933. Elliott would go on to remarry four more times, fathering five children in total. In his younger years, Elliott was an aviation official and a wartime officer in the U.S. Army Air Forces. He went on to pursue a career in broadcasting, politics, business, and writing, publishing more than 20 mystery novels.
James Garfield and Lucretia Rudolph Engagement Photo
Below we see the engagement photo of 20th U.S. President, James A. Garfield, and Lucretia Rudolph. They met in high school and came from very different families. Not to mention, they had very different personalities. Lucretia was more quiet and reserved, while James was always described as outgoing and attention-seeking, but they both shared their intelligence, curiosity, and love of literature. James lovingly referred to her as 'Crete'.
What started out as a sort of 'duty' marriage in 1858, became a 19th-century love story, lasting for more than 20 years, up until James's death in 1881. Even as the First Lady, Lucretia never showed much interest in the role, but was always very gracious and kind. Lucretia wanted to completely restore the White House, but she died of malaria in 1918, before she could see the project through.