FLOTUS – Elizabeth Anne Bloomer Ford πŸ’ƒ

FLOTUS – Elizabeth Anne Bloomer Ford πŸ’ƒ

A.K.A.: Betty Ford

D.O.B.: April 8, 1918

P.O.B.: Chicago, Illinois

Relationship to POTUS: Wife of Gerald R. Ford

5 facts:

β€’ Was a vocal pro-choice and pro-ERA Republican

β€’ Also raised awareness of breast cancer with her mastectomy

β€’ Was a popular dance (foxtrot, waltz) teacher as a tween, went to dancing school then worked as a professional dancer as an adult

β€’ Gerald was her second husband and when he began to run for office there was worry that voters may not approve of a divorced ex-dancer wife.

β€’ Founded the noteworthy Betty Ford Center (initially Clinic) for drug and alcohol dependency, in Rancho Mirage, California in 1982

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