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Betty Ford
Net Worth, Height, Wiki, Age

Betty Ford Net Worth, Height, Wiki, Age


: 08 April 1918


: Aries


: 08 July 2011


: 93 years

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  • Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Ford was First Lady of the United States from 1974 to 1977, as the wife of the 38th President of the United States, Gerald Ford
Born:08 April 1918 Comment
When did Betty Ford die? / Died08 July 2011
How many years did Betty Ford live? / Lived93 years
Zodiac sign:Aries

 Betty Ford facts

  • As First Lady, she was active in social policy and created precedents as a politically active presidential wife
  • 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, and activist for, the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)
  • Pro-choice on abortion and a leader in the Women's Movement, she gained fame as one of the most candid first ladies in history, commenting on every hot-button issue of the time, including feminism, equal pay, the ERA, sex, drugs, abortion, and gun control
  • She also raised awareness of addiction when in the 1970s, she announced her long-running battle with alcoholism and substance abuse, being the first First Lady to do so
  • Following her White House years, she continued to lobby for the ERA and remained active in the feminist movement
  • She was the founder, and served as the first chair of the board of directors, of the Betty Ford Center for substance abuse and addiction
  • She was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal (co-presentation with her husband, Gerald R
  • Ford, October 21, 1998) and the Presidential Medal of Freedom (presented 1991 by George H

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