A look at some first ladies and their staff sizes: -Michelle Obama: 24, according to her office.
-Laura Bush: Between 24 and 26 by end of President George W. Bush's term in 2009, according to Anita McBride, Mrs. Bush's chief of staff.
-Hillary Rodham Clinton: 13 in October 1993, rising to 19 by March 2000, according to the Clinton Presidential Library.
-Lady Bird Johnson, whose signature issue was beautifying roadways, had a staff of 30, said Stacy A. Cordery, a history professor at Montmouth College in Illinois who studies first ladies.
-Betty Ford had almost the same number. -Jacqueline Kennedy, who made renovating the White House her cause, had about 40 people on staff, Cordery said.