President’s widows enjoy some interesting privileges that you probably didn’t know about!

President’s widows enjoy some interesting privileges that you probably didn’t know about!

There's no harder job than being the president of the United States, and in some cases there are not many jobs more dangerous.

Such was the case for a couple presidents assassinated while in office with only their widows to carry on.

The widows and family generally fall into the shadows, but they aren't forgotten about. They receive some benefit for life—or at least until they remarry—that many may not know about.

One of the most famous widows was Jaqueline Kennedy who was devastated by the assassination of her husband, President John F. Kennedy in November 1963, stayed in the White House a few more weeks, preparing to vacate.

She didn't have to leave behind protection, however, since she received Secret Service protection until her marriage to Aristotle Onassis in 1968.

She was also entitled to a franking privilege, which are devices or markings on a letter to qualify it to be postally serviced, such as a stamp. The privilege she received was was entitled to government officials that allowed letters and parcels to be sent without such a stamp. They simply needed to use their signature to enjoy the benefit.

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