Rosalynn Carter Biography
(Former First Lady, Activist)
Birthday: August 18, 1927 (Leo)
Born In: Plains, Georgia
Rosalynn Carter is the wife of Jimmy Carter, the 39th President of the United States. She served as the first lady of the United States from 1977 to 1981. She was Jimmy’s closest advisor during the presidency. She also supported many social causes over the years, mostly during her stay in the White House. Most of all, she has been concerned towards the mental health area and worked extensively to diminish the stigma attached to the psychological disorders such as anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder. Born and brought up in Georgia, Rosalynn had to drop out of the college midway due to financial difficulties. She met Jimmy Carter through a common friend and got married to him in 1946 when she was 18 years old. Throughout the 60’s and the 70’s, she worked to support the political career of Jimmy. Other than being the Active Honorary Chairman of President’s Commission on mental health, she had advocated women rights. In 1984, she released her autobiography titled ‘First Lady from Plains’. She has been active in the social activism till now and is remembered as one of the most generous, strong-willed and socially and politically active first ladies in the American history.