Carter, Rosalynn

Carter, Rosalynn (b. Smith)

(1927–  ) First Lady; born in Plains, Ga. She married Jimmy Carter in 1946. After helping him run his family peanut farm, she campaigned actively for him in 1976. An active First Lady, she spoke out on human rights, traveled abroad, and sat in on many cabinet meetings. Deeply hurt by Carter's failure to be reelected, she recovered to join him in his post-presidential activities.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.