9 Facts About Betty Ford

1. In 1976, Betty Ford showed her innate political skills when her husband ran for president against Democratic challenger and former Georgia governor, Jimmy Carter.

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2. In 1987, Betty Ford published a book about her treatment entitled Betty: A Glad Awakening.

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3. In 1982, after her full recovery, Betty Ford helped establish the Betty Ford Center, dedicated to helping all people, but especially women, with chemical dependency.

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4. In 1976, Betty Ford showed her innate political skills when her husband ran for the presidency against Democratic challenger Jimmy Carter, who formerly served as governor of Georgia.

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5. In 2013, Betty Ford was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame.

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6. In 1985, Betty Ford received the Award for Greatest Public Service Benefiting the Disadvantaged, an award given out annually by Jefferson Awards.

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7. On May 8, 2003, Betty Ford received the Woodrow Wilson Award in Los Angeles for her public service, awarded by the Woodrow Wilson Center of the Smithsonian Institution.

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8. On January 19, 1977, Betty Ford used her training as a Martha Graham dancer to jump up on the Cabinet Room table.

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9. On June 30, 1976, Betty Ford attended the opening of "Remember the Ladies", a Revolutionary War era women exhibit.

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