Douglas, Adèle Cutts
- Robert W. Johannsen
Douglas, Adèle Cutts (27 December 1835–26 January 1899), Washington belle and hostess and wife of Stephen A. Douglas, Washington belle and hostess and wife of Stephen A. Douglas, was born in Washington, D.C., the daughter of James Madison Cutts, an official in the U.S. Treasury Department, and Ellen Elizabeth O’Neale (or Neale), the descendant of a prominent Roman Catholic family in Maryland. Adèle’s grandfather, Richard Cutts, in whose house on Lafayette Square she lived as a child, had also served in the Treasury Department, as well as serving twelve years in Congress. Her aunt was ...