Betty Ford, Former US First Lady Dies at 93, Remembered as a “Courageous First Lady”

By on Jul 9, 2011 in Current Events, International, Politics, United States Comments

Gerald and Betty Ford in 1974
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Betty Ford, the former US First Lady died Friday, July 8, 2011, at the age of 93 as reported by international news sites. Reportedly, Betty Ford died due to undisclosed reasons at the Eisenhower Medical Center, Palm Springs.

According to further reports, Ford, the US First Lady from 1974 to 1977, has battled against alcohol and drug addiction and became the guiding force in the Betty Ford Center in Rancho, Mirage California, where drug addiction was appropriately treated.

Betty Ford was the widow of former US president Gerald Ford, who died at age 93 in 2006. She is remembered as a “courageous First Lady,” for championing several causes like the “Equal Rights Amendment,” gun control,” addiction, and several relevant US national issues.

The New York Times had acknowledged Betty Ford as one of the most politically active First Ladies having significant impact on American culture.

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