"Welcome to hidden history. I'm your host Kit Chrome today. The United States secret president was a woman. Geraldine Gene Ferraro in one thousand nine hundred eighty four were selected to be the vice presidential running mate by Walter Mondale but he wasn't elected president and no. She wasn't a secret precedent precedent. You may not be familiar with the name. Edith bolling Galt when I tag on Wilson. It should be giveaway. Edith bolling Gull. Wilson was the second wife. President Woodrow Wilson and was the first woman to run the executive branch of the government. Woodrow Wilson was at twenty eight president of of the United States. Nineteen thirteen to nineteen. Twenty one edith. Wilson was the first lady from Nineteen fifteen to nineteen twenty one October second. Nineteen nineteen president. Woodrow Wilson Cut Short. A toured the country to promote the formation of the League of nations claiming fatigue and return to Washington DC where he suffered a massive stroke. Wilson had already had several strokes stroke like event. Some medical historians suggest as many as eight going back to eighteen ninety six. But this was the first one that finally destroyed his hold on power and arguably change the course of America left half of his body was paralyzed including the loss of vision one I an inability to speak. He couldn't hold a pen or signed. Signed his name after the initial visit by his doctor. The diagnosis edith stepped in and forbid any business from any other positions or politicians. Without any information beyond the fact that the president had had a stroke. No one was aware of the severity edith. Call Married Woodrow Wilson it. It was thought by all Washington. She would make the perfect socialite for the White House but shortly after becoming the first lady. The United States became embroiled in the first World War war and her role changed not content to sit around the White House. Swallow husband campaigned relentlessly for ratification by the Republican Controlled Control Senate of the Treaty of cy the settlement he had personally negotiated following the end of World War One. She inserted herself into the political cool life by the time he suffered a debilitating stroke. She was embroiled in the political world as any politician and knew exactly what route her her president husband would have taken had. He not suffered a stroke. Wilson's extended illness long-term disability was shrouded in secrecy. In recent years the discovery of the presidential physicians clinical notes at the time of the illness confirmed that the president stroke left him severely paralyzed allies China's left side partially blind in his right eye along with emotional Mellstrom that accompany any serious life threatening illness. But especially one that that attacks the brain only a few weeks after his stroke. Wilson suffered a urinary tract infection. The threatening to kill him. Fortunately the president's body was sal shower and strong enough to fight that infection off but he was also to experience an attack of the influence in January of nineteen. This of course. This was the Spanish flu that further damaged his health. Protective of both her husband's reputation and power. Edith shielded woodrow VHS interlopers and embarked on a bedside government that essentially excluded Wilson staff the cabinet and Congress what remain problematic was was it in nineteen nineteen. There did not exist clear constitutional guidelines of what to do in terms of the transfer of presidential power. When severe aril struck this chief executive over the last century historians have continued to dig into the proceedings of the Wilson Administration and and it has become? Clear that Edith Wilson acted as much more than a mere steward. She was essentially the nation's chief executive until and tell her husband's second term concluded in March of nineteen twenty. One nearly three years later. Woodrow Wilson would die outside of Washington in his home at twenty three forty South Street northwest at eleven. Fifteen am on Sunday February third nineteen twenty four there. There is no doubt that the lack of blood to the brain caused by the stroke. Change Woodrow Wilson's life. Both physically and mentally making edith bolling goal Wilson that facto president the first woman president of the United States indeed. She was the secret president for three years. The secret president was a woman was produced here at night. Owl Sound Studio and brought to you by the Rogue Valley Metaphysical Library. I'LL CREEK CABIN CREEK. CABIN DOT com. Check it out. Listen to hidden history every Tuesday and Thursday and kiss myths and mysteries every Monday Wednesday his day. Friday I'm kid crumb. Thanks for listening.."