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Carter, Eleanor Rosalynn Smith

Born: 1927 AD
Currently alive, at 88 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: First Ladies


1927 - Born on August 18th in Plains, Georgia. First Lady of United States of America.

1940 - When she was 13, her father died and her mother became a dressmaker to help support the family.

1945 - She first dated Jimmy Carter, who was home from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis.

1946 - Married to Jimmy Cater on July 7th in Plains.

1953 - Helped in managing the accounts of the peanut, fertilizer, and seed enterprise, Rosalynn soon found herself working full-time.

1970 - Rosalynn, an important member of his campaign team, helped develop support for her husband's successful bid for the governorship of Georgia.

1977 - She became the First Lady of the United States of America.

         - As First Lady, she focused national attention on the performing arts. She invited to the White House leading classical artists from around the world, as well as traditional American artists.

1983 - She was elected as board of directors of the Gannet Company, Inc.

1984 - Mrs. Carter wrote her autobiography, First Lady From Plains, published after she returned home.

         - She is the vice chair of The Carter Center in Atlanta.

         - She became a member of the board of advisor of Habitat for Humanity.

2001 - She became only the third U.S. First Lady inducted in the National Women's Hall of Fame, joining Abigail Adams and Eleanor Roosevelt.

2006 - She became a deacon of Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Georgia.


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