Rosalynn Carter

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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.wikipedia
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First Lady of the United States

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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.
There are four living former first ladies: Rosalynn Carter, wife of Jimmy Carter; Hillary Clinton, wife of Bill Clinton; Laura Bush, wife of George W. Bush; and Michelle Obama, wife of Barack Obama.

Presidency of Jimmy Carter

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Carter was politically active during her White House years, sitting in on Cabinet meetings.
First Lady Rosalynn Carter emerged as an important part of the administration, sitting in on several Cabinet meetings and serving as a sounding board, advisor, and surrogate for the president.

American Brazilians

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Carter's great uncle W.S. Wise was one of the American Brazilians known as Confederados who emigrated from the United States to Brazil after the Civil War.
In 1972, then Governor (and future President) Jimmy Carter of Georgia visited the city of Santa Bárbara d'Oeste and visited the grave of his wife Rosalyn's great-uncle who was one of the original Confederados.

John Wayne Gacy

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Also in 1975, she was photographed shaking hands with serial killer John Wayne Gacy, who was active in his local Democratic Party.
Through his work with the parade, Gacy met and was photographed with First Lady Rosalynn Carter on May 6, 1978.

Amy Carter

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Amy Lynn Carter (born October 19, 1967) is the daughter of former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter.

Friendship Force International

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When the cultural exchange program Friendship Force International launched at the White House on March 1, 1977, she became honorary chairperson, a position she held until 2002.
First Lady Rosalynn Carter served as Honorary Chairperson until 2002.

Jack Carter (politician)

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The couple had four children: John William "Jack" (b.
Carter is the eldest child of former President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Carter.

Plains, Georgia

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Eleanor Rosalynn Smith was born on August 18, 1927 in Plains, Georgia.
His wife Rosalynn, their daughter Amy, his younger brother Billy, his younger sister, Gloria Carter Spann, his youngest sister, Ruth Carter Stapleton, and first cousin Hugh Carter were also born in Plains.

Carter Center

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In 1982, she co-founded The Carter Center, a private, not-for-profit institution based in Atlanta, Georgia.
He and his wife Rosalynn Carter partnered with Emory University just after his defeat in the 1980 U.S. Presidential elections.

Mary Prince (nanny)

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Mary Prince (an African American woman wrongly convicted of murder, and later pardoned) was Amy's nanny for most of the period from 1971 until Jimmy Carter's presidency ended, partly thanks to Rosalynn's belief in Prince's innocence.
Mary Prince (born 1945; also called by her married name Mary Fitzpatrick until the couple officially separated in 1979 ) is an African American woman wrongly convicted of murder who then became the nanny for Amy Carter, the daughter of US President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn Carter, and was eventually granted a full pardon.

Confederados

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Carter's great uncle W.S. Wise was one of the American Brazilians known as Confederados who emigrated from the United States to Brazil after the Civil War.
While in Brazil, Carter also visited the city of Santa Bárbara d'Oeste and the grave at the Campo of a great-uncle of his wife Rosalynn.

Jimmy Carter

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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.
Carter and his wife Rosalynn are well known for their work as volunteers with Habitat for Humanity, a Georgia-based philanthropy that helps low-income working people around the world to build and buy their own homes and access clean water.

Bo Callaway

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In one encounter, she tried endorsing her husband to a man in Washington, Georgia, the latter declaring his support for Republican candidate Bo Callaway before spitting on her.
However, Rosalynn Smith Carter termed Callaway a "favorite" of the John Birch Society even though Callaway had repudiated the anti-communist group founded by Robert Welch after Welch alleged that former President Dwight D. Eisenhower had been a "conscious agent of the communist conspiracy".

Lady Bird Johnson

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She joined Lady Bird Johnson and Betty Ford in supporting the unsuccessful campaign for the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) at the Houston conference celebrating the International Women's Year in 1977.
In 1988, Lady Bird convened with three other former first ladies—Betty Ford, Rosalynn Carter, and Pat Nixon—at the "Women and the Constitution" conference at The Carter Center to assess that document's impact on women.

Betty Ford

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She joined Lady Bird Johnson and Betty Ford in supporting the unsuccessful campaign for the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) at the Houston conference celebrating the International Women's Year in 1977. Following the election, the Carters traveled to the White House and met with President Ford and First Lady Betty Ford, the latter becoming a role model for Rosalynn.
That same year, she joined First Ladies Lady Bird Johnson and Rosalynn Carter to open and participate in the National Women's Conference in Houston, Texas, where she endorsed measures in the convention's National Plan of Action, a report sent to the state legislatures, the U.S. Congress, and the President on how to improve the status of American women.

Betty Bumpers

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In 1991, she launched Every Child By Two, a nationwide campaign that sought to increase early childhood immunizations along with Betty Bumpers, wife of former U.S. Senator Dale Bumpers of Arkansas.
Together, she and Rosalynn Carter ran a successful campaign to ensure that all American school children were immunized.

Nancy Reagan

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Rosalynn met with Reagan's wife, Nancy, during the transitional period and provided her with a tour of the White House.
Compared to fellow First Ladies when their husbands left office, Reagan's approval was higher than those of Rosalynn Carter and Hillary Clinton.

Every Child By Two

In 1991, she launched Every Child By Two, a nationwide campaign that sought to increase early childhood immunizations along with Betty Bumpers, wife of former U.S. Senator Dale Bumpers of Arkansas.
ECBT was founded by former First Lady of the United States, Rosalynn Carter, and former First Lady of Arkansas, Betty Bumpers.

White House

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She also oversaw her family at the White House.
Rosalynn Carter, in 1977, was the first to place her personal office in the East Wing and to formally call it the "Office of the First Lady".

USS Jimmy Carter

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During the June 5, 2004 christening of the USS Jimmy Carter in Groton, Connecticut, Carter served as the ship sponsor and christened the ship with a bottle of champagne.
Jimmy Carter was christened on 5 June 2004, and the ship sponsor was former First Lady Rosalynn Carter.

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum

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Carter attended the November 4, 1991 dedication of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum.
Six First Ladies also attended: Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon, Betty Ford, Rosalynn Carter, Nancy Reagan, and Barbara Bush.

East Wing

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She was the first First Lady to keep her own office in the East Wing.
Rosalynn Carter, in 1977, was the first First Lady to keep her own office in the East Wing.

National Women's Hall of Fame

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On October 5, 2002, Rosalynn Carter was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, New York.

Michelle Obama

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On May 7, 2010, she attended the Michelle Obama-hosted Mother's Day Tea at the White House, and was joined by her granddaughter Sarah and infant great-granddaughter.
The Obamas received advice from past first ladies Laura Bush, Rosalynn Carter and Hillary Clinton about raising children in the White House.

Georgia Southwestern State University

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Soon after, she attended Georgia Southwestern College, but later dropped out.