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Cheri Lynn Herman Daniels (born 1950) is the wife of former Indiana governor Mitch Daniels and was first lady of Indiana from 2005 to 2013. The granddaughter of baseball Hall of Famer Billy Herman, she was born in New Albany, Indiana, and attended Indiana University. She and Daniels married in 1978 and have four daughters: Meagan, Melissa, Meredith, and Margaret. She divorced Daniels in 1993, and married a former boyfriend in California. She later divorced her second husband and remarried Daniels in 1997.[1]

Cheri Daniels
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Daniels in 1987
First Lady of Indiana
In role
January 10, 2005 – January 14, 2013
GovernorMitch Daniels
Preceded byMaggie Kernan
Succeeded byKaren Pence
Personal details
Cheri Lynn Herman

New Albany, Indiana, U.S.
Spouse(s)Mitch Daniels (1978–1993, divorced; 1997–present)
Unknown (1993–1997, divorced)
RelationsBilly Herman (grandfather)
ChildrenMeagan, Melissa, Meredith, Margaret
Alma materIndiana University


  1. ^ Felsenthal, Carol (May 16, 2011). "Cheri Daniels: First Lady of Indiana, Granddaughter of a Cubs Great… And Future First Lady of the United States?". Chicago Magazine. Chicago Tribune Media Group. Retrieved December 27, 2017.

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Honorary titles
Preceded by
Maggie Kernan
First Lady of Indiana
2005 – 2013
Succeeded by
Karen Pence