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Betty Ford

35th First Lady of the United States

(1974-1977)


Full Name: Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Bloomer Warren Ford

Born: April 8, 1918

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

Father: William S. Bloomer, Sr. (1874-1934)

Mother: Hortense Bloomer (1884-1948)

First Husband: William G. Warren (?-?)

Married: 1942

Divorced: September 23, 1947

Second Husband: Gerald R. Ford (1913-2006)

Married: October 15, 1948

Religious Preference: Episcopalian

Previous Experience: Second Lady of the United States

Age at Inauguration: 56

Served: August 9, 1974 - January 20, 1977

Died: July 8, 2011

Age at Death: 93

Buried: Grand Rapids, Michigan

First Lady at Time of Death: Michelle Obama