There are a few first ladies who have been given two Secret Service code names, and one of them is Roselyn Carter, wife to the 39th president of the USA, Jimmy Carter. The two code names that Roselyn Carter goes by were “Lotus Petal” and “Dancer.” In fact, the code name “Lotus Petal” breaks the tradition of all the presidential family members going by names starting with the same letter – which is “D” in the case of the Carters.
“Lotus Petal” must have been an exception in the eyes of the Secret Service to get two code names and to break the tradition. Roselyn Carter is an exception. Roselyn and Jimmy Carter are currently the presidential couples that have been married for the longest – an amazing 76 years.
Once in a blue moon, even politics can cause a divide among family members. While Elizabeth Cheney takes after her father in almost every manner, Mary Cheney could not be more different from her sister. One key issue that caused this split between the Cheney sisters was that Mary Cheney became an outspoken advocate of same-sex marriage. The passing of the same-sex bill would impact Mary Cheney personally; it is the reason why she didn’t support her sister’s candidacy.
Mary Cheney embodies more progressive views in the Cheney clan. Perhaps, the Secret Service showed some foresight when they gave the younger Cheney daughter the code name “Alpine.” In many ways, Mary Cheney has faced some upward battles. We are glad to report the activist has had much success.
This political figure might have come before many of you, but Walter Frederick "Fritz" Mondale, or more commonly known as Walter Mondale, served as the 42nd Vice President of the USA. Mondale studied and trained as a lawyer, but his career soon took him into politics, where he enjoyed much success. His first major political position was in the role of the 23rd Attorney General in Minnesota.
Then he served as an American ambassador in Japan, and he also rose to the position of US Senator in Minnesota. Unfortunately, when he joined the presidential election in 1984, he was the Democratic nominee and lost again to Ronald Reagan. As he was a prominent political figure, he too was on the Secret Service’s radar. They gave him the name “Cavalier.”
Elizabeth Virginia Truman was the wife of Harry S. Truman. She served for a short while as the Second Lady of the USA for four months in 1945, but following the death of F.D Roosevelt, her husband became the president of the country, and she served as the First Lady from April 1945 to January 1953.
One record which has yet to be broken is that Bess Turner currently is the longest-living First Lady as well as the longest-living Second Lady, as she was 97 years old when she died in 1982. Bess and Harry married in 1918 and had been married for over 50 years until his death eventually in 1972. On his taking to the presidential office in 1945, Bess Turner was given the code name “Sunshine.”
The name, Dwight David Eisenhower II, might ring a bell to you but do not confuse it with Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower, who served as the 34th president of America. More commonly known as David Eisenhower, he is the grandson of the former US president and was named after his grandfather. Eisenhower’s connections to US presidents do not stop there.
He is also the son-in-law of Richard Nixon, as he married the former president’s younger daughter, Julie Nixon. Thus, even though David Eisenhower is not a political figure, he is a person of some prominence, and he too has been given a Secret Service code name, “Sahara.” Even though the junior Dwight Eisenhower is not known in every household, he certainly was assigned one of the coolest USSS code names.