July 08, 2011

RIP: Betty Ford

Former first lady and the wife of the late Gerald Ford has passed away.

ABC News: Betty Ford, wife of former President Gerald Ford and the founder of the Betty Ford Center for substance abuse and addiction, has died at age 93.

In public, she was one of the most visible and outspoken first ladies in history. In private, she triumphed over serious personal adversity.

She was married to Gerald Ford for 58 years. Shortly after becoming president in 1974, Ford said, "I am indebted to no man and to only one woman, my dear wife."

Hat Tip: Chris.

By Howie at 08:09 PM | Comments |