Betty Ford The 50th (offical 40th) First Lady of USA

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50th (offical 40th)   ( Aug 09, 1974 - Jan 20, 1977 )
Wife of the 38thPresident Gerald Ford
Terms: 0.61
Age at start:  56 years 4 months 2 days
Age:  93 years 3 months 1 day
Height: 5'3", 160 cm
Born:  Apr 08, 1918
Birth place: Chicago, Illinois
Died on:  July 8, 2011
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Party:
Republican
Occupation:
Dancer, Fashion model, Writer
Education:
Bennington College School of Dance
Firsts:

(Aug 09, 1974 - Jan 20, 1977)
Elizabeth Anne Ford (April 8, 1918 - July 8, 2011) was the First Lady of the United States from 1974 to 1977, as the wife of President Gerald Ford. As First Lady, she was active in social policy and set a precedent as a politically active presidential spouse. Ford also served as the Second Lady of the United States from 1973 to 1974. Throughout her husband's term in office, she maintained high approval ratings despite opposition from some conservative Republicans who objected to her more moderate and liberal positions on social issues. Ford was noted for raising breast cancer awareness following her 1974 mastectomy. In addition, she was a passionate supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). ... read more on
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