Rosalynn Carter, 1927-2023

Source: Axios

“Former first lady Rosalynn Carter died on Sunday afternoon in Plains, Georgia, at 96 years old, per the Carter Center. An influential figure in the career of her husband, former President Jimmy Carter, Rosalynn paved her own legacy, championing mental health and participating in policymaking as a trailblazing ‘full partner.’ Rosalynn entered hospice care earlier this month, her grandson Jason Carter announced on Friday. She had been diagnosed with dementia in May. … While in the White House, she was known to sit in on cabinet meetings and was the original first lady to set up a policy office in the East Wing.” (11/19/23)