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Though they're historically best known for their china pattern selections while in the White House, the first ladies of our nation boast pre-White House resumés that rival storied politicians. The last three women-in-chief achieved postgraduate degrees, while many before them dedicated themselves to public service long before becoming a national figurehead. Of course, some list jobs that are just as interesting as the Average Joe backgrounds of their husbands. Let's take a look back at where these women got their starts.
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