Former US First Lady Rosalyn Carter has died at the age of 96. Her husband Jimmy described her as an “equal partner” – and she had already attracted political attention during her tenure.
Former US First Lady Rosalyn Carter Dies The 96-year-old wife of former President Jimmy Carter died “peacefully with her family by her side” in her hometown of Plains, Georgia, at a foundation established by the Carters. said
“Rosaline has been my equal partner in everything I’ve accomplished,” the foundation quoted Jimmy Carter, 99, as saying. “As long as Rosaline was in the world, I always knew someone loved and supported me.”
It became public in May that Rosalyn Carter was suffering from dementia. The trust finally announced last Friday that the 96-year-old was receiving palliative care at home. Jimmy Carter has also been receiving palliative care at home with his family since mid-February.
A Democratic politician from the southern US state of Georgia, he served as President of the United States from 1977 to 1981, when he was succeeded by Republican Ronald Reagan. He is the oldest living former President of the United States. In September, he surprised everyone with a public appearance at a peanut parade in his hometown of Plains.
This photo of the Carter couple – together at the White House – was taken at the Christmas Ball in 1978.
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Eleanor Rosalyn Smith was born in August 1927. She is the eldest of four children. Her father died early and she took on a lot of responsibilities with her siblings and at home.
Rosaline and Jimmy Carter were married in 1946 – the couple had four children. The former first lady campaigned on social issues and wrote several books. She is said to have had a significant influence on policy in the White House during her husband’s presidency. He participated in Cabinet meetings and commented on matters of political importance. Both of these set her apart from previous presidential wives. Some comrades considered her the more political figure of the two.
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