Dolley Madison 4th First Lady Dolley Madison 4th First Lady stayed in Washington during the 1812 War when the British burned the city. She ensured that the White House treasures were saved before the building was burned. Dolley set the tone for all future First Ladies. The People Who Shaped America 14 views TwitterPin It You may also like 1:13 The Day We Landed On The Moon. 1:10 Thomas Edison Genius of Menlo Park. 2:03 Julia Ward Howe And The Battle Hymn Of The Republic. 1:43 General George Washington Father Of Our Country. 1:36 Remember Davy Crockett And The Alamo. 1:14 The Explorers Lewis And Clark.