111) Rosalynn Carter
Former First Lady of the United States During Her Husband Jimmy Carter’s Administration
Born: 18 August 1927, Plains, Georgia, United States of America
Original Name: Eleanor Rosalynn Smith Carter
In 1982 she and her husband founded the Carter Center which works to improve mental health, early childhood immunization, care giving, better conflict resolution, and human rights.
Rosalynn has been working in mental health since 1980 when she participated in the President’s Commission on Mental Health as an honorary member—the Commission would help pass the Mental Health Systems Act of 1980.
Since 1984 she has participated with Habitat For Humanity every year in the week long Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project.
She graduated from Georgia Southwestern College in 1946.
Rosalynn has four children and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and she has written five books.
Located In My Personal Library:
First Ladies: Presidential Historians on the Lives of 45 Iconic American Women by Susan Swain and C-SPAN
The Smithsonian First Ladies Collection by Lisa Kathleen Graddy and Amy Pastan