Rosalynn Carter

  • rosalynn carter
    rose carter, official color photo, 1977-cropped.jpg
    carter's official portrait, 1977
    first lady of the united states
    in role
    january 20, 1977 – january 20, 1981
    presidentjimmy carter
    preceded bybetty ford
    succeeded bynancy reagan
    first lady of georgia
    in role
    january 12, 1971 – january 14, 1975
    governorjimmy carter
    preceded byhattie cox
    succeeded bymary busbee
    personal details
    born
    eleanor rosalynn smith

    (1927-08-18) august 18, 1927 (age 92)
    plains, georgia, u.s.
    political partydemocratic
    spouse(s)
    jimmy carter (m. 1946)
    children4, including jack and amy
    educationgeorgia southwestern state university
    signature

    eleanor rosalynn carter (née smith; born august 18, 1927) is an american who served as first lady of the united states from 1977 to 1981, as the wife of president jimmy carter. for decades, she has been a leading advocate for numerous causes. carter was politically active during her white house years, sitting in on cabinet meetings. she was her husband's closest adviser. she also served as an envoy abroad, particularly in latin america.

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Rosalynn Carter
Rose Carter, official color photo, 1977-cropped.jpg
Carter's official portrait, 1977
First Lady of the United States
In role
January 20, 1977 – January 20, 1981
PresidentJimmy Carter
Preceded byBetty Ford
Succeeded byNancy Reagan
First Lady of Georgia
In role
January 12, 1971 – January 14, 1975
GovernorJimmy Carter
Preceded byHattie Cox
Succeeded byMary Busbee
Personal details
Born
Eleanor Rosalynn Smith

(1927-08-18) August 18, 1927 (age 92)
Plains, Georgia, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)
Jimmy Carter (m. 1946)
Children4, including Jack and Amy
EducationGeorgia Southwestern State University
Signature

Eleanor Rosalynn Carter (née Smith; born August 18, 1927) is an American who served as First Lady of the United States from 1977 to 1981, as the wife of President Jimmy Carter. For decades, she has been a leading advocate for numerous causes. Carter was politically active during her White House years, sitting in on Cabinet meetings. She was her husband's closest adviser. She also served as an envoy abroad, particularly in Latin America.