Rosalynn Smith Carter
First Lady of the United States of America, 1977-1981
—First Lady of Georgia, 1971-1975 —
Rosalynn graduated from Plains High School in 1944 and earned a degree from Georgia Southwestern College in 1946. She Married Jimmy Carter on July 7, 1946. Their children are Jack, Chip, Jeff and Amy. Jimmy Carter served as the 76th Governor of Georgia from 1971-1975 and as the 39th President of the United States from 1977-1981. As First Lady for both her state and her nation, Rosalynn was actively committed to issues affecting women and children and devoted her greatest efforts to improving mental health care. After the presidency, the Carters returned to Plains and in 1982 founded The Carter Center in Atlanta to advance human rights and alleviate human suffering. The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving was established in 1987 in her honor at her alma mater in Americus to support professional and family caregivers.
Widely esteemed for her work to help all those in need, Rosalynn Carter will be remembered for her compassion and dedication the well-being of people around the world.
Erected by Plains Historical Preservation Trust.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carter Warehouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Bank Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Walters Grocery Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Carter Peanut Warehouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); M and M Cash Store (approx. 0.2 miles away); Early Days (approx. ¼ mile away); President Jimmy Carter (approx. ¼ mile away); Plains Depot (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Plains.
Also see . . .
1. Biography of Rosalynn Carter - The Jimmy Carter Library & Museum. (Submitted on February 16, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
2. Rosalynn Carter - National First Ladies Library. (Submitted on February 16, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
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