Karen Pence
Living Person
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: 1957
Religion: Protestantism (converted from Catholicism)
Occupation: Educator, Artist, Pilot
Parents: John Batten;
Lillian Hacker;
Bernard Barcio (stepfather)
Spouse: John Whitaker (divorced);
Mike Pence (from 1985)
Children: Three
Political Party: Republican Party
Political Office: Second Lady of the United States
Turtledove Appearances:
Shared Universe Story
"The Breaking of Nations"
Future History
Type of Appearance: Contemporary reference
Political Office(s): Second Lady of the US (2017-2024);
First Lady of the US (2024-2033[?])

Karen Sue Batten Pence (born January 1, 1957) is an American schoolteacher and painter, who was Second Lady of the United States from 2017 to 2021, being married to the 48th Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence. She was formerly the First Lady of Indiana from January 14, 2013 to January 9, 2017.

Karen Pence in "The Breaking of Nations"[]

Although he continued the sexist and racist policies of his predecessor Donald Trump, President Mike Pence remained ever faithful to his wife. Try as they might, the FSB had never managed to catch Pence in a honey trap.[1]

See Also[]


  1. And the Last Trump Shall Sound, pg. 69.
Political offices
Preceded by
Jill Biden
Second Lady of the United States
Succeeded by
Doug Emhoff
(as Second Gentleman)
Political offices
("The Breaking of Nations")
Preceded by
Jill Biden
Second Lady of the United States
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Melania Trump
First Lady of the United States
Succeeded by
Incumbent at story's end, 2031