Carter, Rosalynn


Signed 1986 b&w portrait photo


Type: Photograph
Description: (1926-2023) 1st Lady 1977-81, m. Jimmy Carter 1946. When Carter’s father died in 1953, he resigned his naval commission and returned to Georgia where he took over the Carter farms. He and Rosalynn operated Carter’s Warehouse, a general-purpose seed and farm supply company in Plains; he did the manual labor while Rosalynn kept the books. She has for decades been a leading advocate for numerous causes, perhaps most prominently for mental health research. She was politically active during her White House years, sitting in on Cabinet and policy meetings as well as serving as her husband’s closest adviser. She also served as an envoy abroad, most notably to Latin America. In 1982, she co-founded The Carter Center, a private, not-for-profit institution in Atlanta. She is president of the board of directors for the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (RCI) at Georgia Southwestern University, her alma mater, in Americus, Georgia. On October 5, 2002, Rosalynn Carter was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, NY, only the 3rd First Lady ever inducted. In 1999, Rosalynn and Jimmy Carter received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.

SP, 10 x 8 glossy b&w bust portrait signed on bottom white border, year 1986 penned by collector on verso.

Condition: Very good

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