Betty Ford Biography

Elizabeth Ann Bloomer Warren Ford (April 8, 1918 – July 8, 2011), better known as Betty Ford, was First Lady of the United States from 1974 to 1977 during the presidency of her husband Gerald Ford. 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 and 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 she announced her long-running battle with alcoholism in the 1970s.

Following her White House years, she continued to lobby for the ERA and remained active in the feminist movement. She is the founder, and served Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Betty Ford
Full Name:
Elizabeth Ann Bloomer Warren Ford
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Women's rights activist, Actor, Writer, Fashion Model
Religion:
Episcopal Church
Date of Birth:
April 8, 1918
Astrological Sign:
Aries
Date of Death:
July 8, 2011
Age at Death:
93
Cause of Death:
Natural causes
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