First Ladies

Claire Heureuse

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Marie-Claire Heureuse Dessalines – 1758 – 1858

Marie-Claire Félicité Bonheur, or Claire Heureuse, was Jean-Jacques Dessalines’s wife. She was born in 1758 in Léogâne city. They got married on April 2nd of 1800.

Marie Louise Melgrin Coidavid

Marie Louise Melgrin Coidavid – 1793 – 1851

She was born in 1778 in Ouanaminthe city. She was Henri Christophe’s wife. They got married in 1793.

Marie Madeleine Petion

Marie Madeleine Lachenais – ?? – 1843

She was born in the Dominican Republic. She was 2 times first lady, as she was the wife of Alexandre Pétion and Jean-Pierre Boyer.

Cecile Fatiman

Fatiman, Cécile 

Cécile Fatiman was the daughter of an African slave woman and a white Frenchman from Corsica. She and her mother were sold as slaves at Saint Domingue. She is described as having long silky hair and green eyes. She was married to Louis Michel Pierrot, a general in the Haitian revolutionary army and later president.She is reported to have lived to the age of 112.

Haitian Art

Laurence Raphael

Laurence Raphael was Jean-Baptiste Riché’s wife.

Elizabeth Adelina Derival Levêque

Elizabeth Adelina Derival Levêque – 1795 – 1870

She was Empereur Faustin Soulouque’s wife. They got married on December of 1847.

Haitian Art

Marguerite Lorvana McIntosh

She was the daughter of an American business man and Président Fabre Nicolas Geffrard’s wife.

Wilmina Delacourse Salnave

Wilmina Delacourse Salnave

She was the wife of President Turin Sylvain Salnave.

Phipps, Wilmina Wilson

Marie Claire Wilmina Phipps – 1838 – 1897

She was the wife of president Theomas Boirond-Canal. They got married in February of 1877.

Pauline Strattman

Pauline Strattman

She was the wife of president Michel Domingue.

Felicite Potiez

Félicité Potiez

She was Lysius Salomon’s wife. They got married in October 8th of 1872. She is the mother of Ida Salomon Faubert (famous writer).

Rose Marie Isaure Marion

Rose Marie Isaure Marion – 1849 – 1929

She married in 1869 François Denis Légitime.

Pauline Strattman

Adélaide Marcial (Charles, Florna)

She married president Florville Hyppolite in July 21st of 1863.

Constance Salomon

Constance Salomon

She was the niece of President Salomon and the wife of President Tirésias Simon Sam. They married the 26th of January of 1888.

Marie Louise Célestina Pierrot

Marie Louise Célestina  Pierrot 1826 – 1908

She was the daughter of president Jean-Louis Pierrot and married president Alexis Pierre Nord. They were married for 63 years.

Adelaide Mentor Chery

Adelaïde Mentor Chéry

She married in 1882 President Antoine Simon.


Josephine Laroche

 Rose Joséphine Laroche 1849 – 1911

She married president Cincinatus Leconte in 1880. She died during his husband presidency.


Rose Anselinette Durand

Rose Anselinette Durand 1857 – 1936

She was born February 27th of 1857 in Cap-Haïtien. She married president Tancrède Auguste in 1878.


Michel Orest Alice Euchariste Pommayrac

Alice Euchariste Pommayrac 1863 – 1945

She was the wife of president Michel Orest.


Véronique Péralte

Véronique Péralte

She married president Oreste Zamor. She was sister of Charlemagne Péralte.


Lucienne Marie Thérése Parisien

Lucienne Marie Thérése Parisien – 1879 – ??

She married president Vilbrun Guillaume Sam.



Gulna Dartiguenave

She was the sister of president Philippe Dartiguenave (1915-1922). She had the role of first lady of Haiti.


Helene Saint-Mascary

Hélène Saint-Mascary – 1872 – ??

She was born April 14th of 1872 in Port-au-Prince. She married president Louis Borno. They married in October 31st of 1906.

Résia Vincent (1941)

She was the sister of president Sténio Vincent. She played the role of first lady of Haiti.

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Georgina Saint-Aude – 1892 – 1984

She was born in Port-de-Paix in 1892.  She married president Elie Lescot in July 2nd of 1913.

Lucienne Heurtelou

Lucienne Heurtelou  – ?? – 2006

She was the wife of president  Léon Dumarsais Estimé in January 11th of 1941. She was a diplomat in Belgium.

yolette Leconte

Yolette Leconte – 1918 – 1981

She was the wife of president Paul Eugene Magloire. They married in April 18th of 1936.

Simone Ovide

Simone Ovide – 1913 – 1996

She was the wife of president François Duvalier and mother of Jean-Claude Duvalier.

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Michèle Bennett 

She was the wife of president Jean-Claude Duvalier. They married in May of 1980 and divorced in 1989.

Mirlande Hyppolite Manigat

Mirlande Hyppolite Manigat – 1940 – 

She was the wife of president Leslie François Manigat. They got married in France in 1970. She was a senator.

Guerda Benoit Preval

Guerda Benoit Préval – 1963 

She was the first lady during the first presidency of René Préval (1996 – 2001).  She is a former ambassador in Italy and Argentina.

Elisabeth Debrosse

Elisabeth Debrosse 

She is the wife of former president René Préval. She was the first lady during the second presidency of Préval.

Mildred Trouillot

Mildred Trouillot – 1963

She is the wife of former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide. They got married on January 20th of 1996.


Sophia Saint Rémy

She is the wife of former president and musician Michel Joseph Martelly (2011-2016).

Ginette Privert

Ginette Privert

She is the wife of interim president Jocelerme Privert.

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Martine Moise

She is the wife of president Jovenel Moise.