Person:Elizabeth Bloomer (6)

m. 9 Nov 1904
  1. Elizabeth Bloomer1918 - 2011
  • H.  William Warren (add)
  • WElizabeth Bloomer1918 - 2011
m. c1942
m. 15 Oct 1948
Facts and Events
Name Elizabeth Bloomer
Married Name First Lady Betty Ford
Gender Female
Birth[1] 18 Apr 1918 Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States
Marriage c1942 to William Warren (add)
Divorce c1947 from William Warren (add)
Marriage 15 Oct 1948 Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United Statesto Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr.
Death[1] 8 Jul 2011 Rancho Mirage, Riverside, California, United States


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Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Ford (née Bloomer; April 8, 1918 – July 8, 2011) 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.[1]

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 was the founder, and served as the first chair of the board of directors, of the Betty Ford Center for substance abuse and addiction and is a recipient of the Congressional Gold Medal (co-presentation with her husband, Gerald R. Ford, October 21, 1998) and the Presidential Medal of Freedom (alone, presented 1991, by George H. W. Bush).

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Betty Ford, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
References
First Ladies of the United States
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Second Ladies of the United States
Abigail Smith Adams · Ann Thompson Gerry · Hannah Minthorne Tompkins · Floride Colhoun · Letitia Christian Tyler · Sophia Nicklin Dallas · Abigail Powers Fillmore · Mary Cyrene Burch Breckenridge · Ellen Emery Hamlin · Eliza McCardle Johnson · Ellen Maria Wade Colfax · Eliza Morgan Hendricks · Anna Street Morton · Letitia Green Stevenson · Jennie Tuttle Hobart · Edith Carow Roosevelt · Cornelia Cole Fairbanks · Carrie Babcock Sherman · Lois Irene Kimsey Marshall · Grace Goodhue Coolidge · Caro Blymer Dawes · Mariette Rheiner Garner · Ilo Browne Wallace · Bess Wallace Truman · Jane Rucker Barkley · Pat Ryan Nixon · Lady Bird Taylor Johnson · Muriel Buck Humphrey · Judy Judefind Agnew · Betty Bloomer Ford · Happy Filter Rockefeller · Joan Adams Mondale · Barbara Pierce Bush · Marilyn Tucker Quayle · Tipper Aitcheson Gore · Lynn Vincent Cheney · Jill Jacobs Biden

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